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Assessment of deliberate self-harm on medical wards

  • C. V. R. Blacker (a1), R. Jenkins (a2) and T. Silverstone (a3)
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In 1984, the Department of Health and Social Security issued guidelines, based upon the recommendations of a working party of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, on the management of patients admitted to hospital following acts of deliberate self-harm (DSH). Unlike the 1968 Hill report (which recommended that all such patients should be assessed by a psychiatrist before discharge) the new guidelines placed the responsibility for psychosocial assessments on the admitting medical team.

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Department of Health and Social Security (1984) Guidance on the Management of Deliberate Self Harm. London: DHSS. (Health notice HN(84)25).
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Assessment of deliberate self-harm on medical wards

  • C. V. R. Blacker (a1), R. Jenkins (a2) and T. Silverstone (a3)
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