Attitudes towards self-poisoning among physicians and nurses in a general hospital.

@article{Ramon1975AttitudesTS,
  title={Attitudes towards self-poisoning among physicians and nurses in a general hospital.},
  author={Shula Ramon and Jeremy Bancroft and A M Skrimshire},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
  year={1975},
  volume={127},
  pages={
          257-64
        }
}
Twenty-five doctors and 50 nurses working in the medical wards of a general hospital were interviewed. They were asked to indicate typical motives for self-poisoning and were then shown brief accounts of four typical case histories. They were asked to choose from a list of motives those they considered applied to each case. They then rated each motive for acceptability and understandability, and each case for sympathy and readiness to help. Motives were of two principal types--"manipulative' (i… CONTINUE READING