Analysis of Accident and Emergency Doctors' Responses to Treating People Who Self-Harm

@article{Hadfield2009AnalysisOA,
  title={Analysis of Accident and Emergency Doctors' Responses to Treating People Who Self-Harm},
  author={J. Hadfield and Dora Brown and L. Pembroke and M. Hayward},
  journal={Qualitative Health Research},
  year={2009},
  volume={19},
  pages={755 - 765}
}
Self-harm is a prevalent phenomenon regularly faced by doctors and nurses working in accident and emergency (A&E) departments. We argue that the treatment decisions A&E doctors make are fundamental to decreasing the high risk of suicide among this group. In this article we present a qualitative study exploring how doctors working in A&E respond to treating people who self-harm. In total, five A&E doctors were interviewed and the data were analyzed using interpretative phenomenological analysis… Expand

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