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Seeking solutions to self-injury: A guide for emergency staff
bookposted on 2019-03-26, 00:00 authored by G Martin, S Swannell, Margaret McallisterMargaret Mcallister, P Hasking
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.