The attitudes of psychiatrists to deliberate self-poisoning: comparison with physicians and nurses.

@article{Hawton1981TheAO,
  title={The attitudes of psychiatrists to deliberate self-poisoning: comparison with physicians and nurses.},
  author={Keith Hawton and P Marsack and James Fagg},
  journal={The British journal of medical psychology},
  year={1981},
  volume={54 Pt 4},
  pages={341-8}
}
The attitudes of junior psychiatrists to deliberate self-poisoning were assessed on the basis of their answers to a series of questions concerning four case vignettes. They spontaneously indicated goals for the behaviour in only a minority of cases. Emphasis should be placed on identifying instrumental aspects of overdoses during training in the assessment of self-poisoning patients. The psychiatrists attributed similar reasons for the cases as did physicians and nurses who were previously… CONTINUE READING

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