Needs and fears of young people presenting at accident and emergency department following an act of self-harm

Here is a fantastic paper from the March 2016 edition of the British Journal of Psychiatry, which describes the experience (particularly the needs and fears) of young people presenting to Accident and Emergency Departments, following episodes of Self Harm.

The personal accounts therein are very sobering, highlighting the degree of stigma this vulnerable patient group experience.

I consider it essential reading for all health professionals working in emergency/paediatric/mental health fields

Patient Experience of A&E post DSH

Best wishes

Rory