Seeking solutions to self-injury: a guide for emergency staff

Martin, Graham, Swannell, Sarah, McAllister, Margaret and Hasking, Penelope Seeking solutions to self-injury: a guide for emergency staff. Brisbane, QLD, Australia: Centre for Suicide Prevention Studies, The University of Queensland, 2014.

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Author Martin, Graham
Swannell, Sarah
McAllister, Margaret
Hasking, Penelope
Title Seeking solutions to self-injury: a guide for emergency staff
Place of Publication Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Publisher Centre for Suicide Prevention Studies, The University of Queensland
Publication year 2014
Sub-type Reference work, encyclopaedia, manual or handbook
Series Seeking solutions to self-injury
ISBN 9780980820768
Language eng
Total number of pages 36
Formatted Abstract/Summary
This guide is about understanding self-injury and managing it in the emergency department context.

The guide is for you if:
• You see patients who are seeking care for self-injury.
• You are confused about why someone would self-injure.
• You would like to know how emergency staff can best help people who self-injure.

Self-injury can be a confusing behaviour. In an emergency context, even though treatment of the physical injury may be familiar and straight forward, knowing what to say and how to relate to the patient is often perplexing. This guide was developed specifically to help emergency staff (police, paramedics, nurses and doctors) feel more confident about responding in a helpful manner to patients who present with self-injury.

The guide is based on our best understanding of the current international literature, as well as a large number of our own research studies over many years. In addition, we consulted with many health care professionals, families and parents of young people who self-injure, as well as the people themselves.

This booklet explains self-injury and provides effective strategies for assessing, responding and referring patients. We hope you benefit from the information we provide.
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