Year: 1995 Source: Canberra: Public Health Association of Australia, 1995. p.77-82 SIEC No: 19981029

Changes within the Emergency Department as an interface between hospital & the community in the area of deliberate self-harm in Australia is discussed. An “enhanced” treatment which acknoweldged the importance of therapeutic arrangements for adolescent attemptors & the need to look at suicide attempts in context was tested. 547 patients were studied. Increased social work presence in Emergency Departments is recommended as a result. (5 refs.)