Wednesday 21 February 2018

Comment - Making people feel comfortable is crucial first step in self-harm cases

Due to stigma, and feelings of shame and guilt, some people may not feel comfortable in an emergency department. (stock photo)
Due to stigma, and feelings of shame and guilt, some people may not feel comfortable in an emergency department. (stock photo)

Prof Ella Arensman

The quality of the hospital emergency department setting is very important in the care of people who present with self-harm.

It is associated with the quality of care they receive.

Due to stigma, and feelings of shame and guilt, some people may not feel comfortable in an emergency department.

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