Penny Wakefield

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Studying non-fatal self-harm in older adults may provide insight into suicidal behaviour in this age group. The objectives of the study were to determine clinical factors that might help to differentiate those older adults with depression who are most at risk of self-harm and suicide. We examined social factors, life events, hopelessness and other(More)
Data was collected on seventy-six older people who presented to a specialist self-harm team. Data included: diagnosis, suicide intent, motives for self-harm, social contacts and life events and difficulties. The majority of elderly who harmed themselves had high suicide intent and 69% were depressed. Patients were frequently living alone with an isolated(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine whether simple service initiatives resulted in an improvement in the quality of the psychosocial assessment of adults presenting with deliberate self harm (DSH) by accident and emergency (A&E) medical staff. METHOD The quality of psychosocial assessment of adults presenting to an A&E department after DSH for a 12 month period was(More)
Apparently, epithelial bladder tumors in children differ markedly from their more malignant counterparts in adults. The childhood bladder epithelial tumors morphologically are of a lower grade malignancy, show no evidence of invasion and no tendency to recur. Therefore, all cases thus far reported have resulted in a benign clinical course with a 100 per(More)
BACKGROUND A carer-held record (CHR) was developed to enable carers to contribute to care plans for their relatives with dementia, alongside other professionals. The aim of this study was to establish whether CHRs provide any measurable benefits for carers, in the areas of health, stress, knowledge of dementia and locus of control. METHODS This was a(More)
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