Year: 2004 Source: London: National Institute for Clinical Excellence, (July 2004). 24p. SIEC No: 20040966

This document summarizes the National Institute for Clinical Excellence’s guidelines for the treatment & management of self-harm patients. Advice is offered for: treating self-harm patients in any professional setting; decision making in the event of a person refusing treatment for the physical effects of self-harm; the management of self-harm in primary care; the assessment & initial management of self-harm by ambulance personnel & in emergency departments; medical & surgical management of self-harm; psychosocial assessment, admission, referral & discharge of self-harm patients; & special issues for older patients.