Year: 1991 Source: Professional Nurse, v.6, no.8, (May 1991), p.482 SIEC No: 19911452

This article is by a father whose daughter had attempted suicide. Hospital case notes described her as “an immature girl seeking attention”. However, the parents later discovered that their daughter’s suicide attempt was directly related to her having been sexually abused by an uncle. The father blames the hospital staff’s unwillingness to look beyond their stereotypes as an explanation of why they failed to uncover the real reason for her suicide attempt. (0 refs.)