Year: 1997 Source: Accident and Emergency Nursing, v.5, no.3, (July 1997), p.134-136 SIEC No: 20011655

This paper reports on a retrospective survey of the Accident & Emergency treatment of patients who had deliberately harmed themselves. Reasons for self-harm are identified, & current management in accident & emergency is discussed. Suggestions are made for providing these patients with high-quality holistic care instead of treating only their physical injuries. (8 refs.)