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Training and supervision of deliberate self-harm assessments

  • Simon Taylor (a1)
Abstract

Over a decade has now elapsed since the last national guidelines from Government health departments about the management of deliberate self-harm, although the scale of the problem has remained unchanged. Three years ago the Royal College of Psychiatrists issued a consensus statement which set standards for suitability of staff, particularly with regard to training, experience and supervision, the available facilities for assessment, the range of appropriate management options, communication of these and management of services. This postal questionnaire study in one health region of England of all senior house officers and registrars working in psychiatry found that levels of training and supervision varied widely and often fell below those suggested.

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