Survey of Attitudes to Self-Harm Patients Within a Burns and Plastic Surgery Department

Worrall, R.L. and Jeffery, S. (2017) Survey of Attitudes to Self-Harm Patients Within a Burns and Plastic Surgery Department. Journal of Burn Care and Research, 38 (1). e200-e203. ISSN 1559047X (ISSN)

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Abstract

This study aims to build on the small body of evidence in previously published study exploring professional attitudes toward deliberate self-harm (DSH) patients from a predominantly burns and plastic surgery perspective. The authors distributed a short paper-based questionnaire within the burns and plastics department at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, where the authors gathered a mixture of qualitative and quantitative data surrounding this issue. Professionals generally agree that DSH patients require input from multiple services and that surgery is not always the best option. The most common frustration among healthcare professionals regarding the care of DSH patients includes inconsistencies in care, lack of training/understanding, and the need for a policy to guide and standardize treatment. Improving training in line with UK National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidance along with introducing guidelines for the care of DSH patients may help smooth out inconsistencies in care and reduce frustrations among staff members. © 2016 The American Burn Association

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B700 Nursing
Divisions: UoA Collections > UoA 03: Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing & Pharmacy
Depositing User: Miss Jessica Baylis
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2016 11:44
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2017 11:59
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/498

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