A&E staff have negative attitudes towards people who self-harm

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Self-harm is a major public health challenge, but nursing staff often struggle to fully understand the reasons behind it, according to the findings of an international research project carried out by experts at the University of Huddersfield and an overseas partner.

Karen Ousey comments:

“So there is a wound care side to it and a need to help people manage their wounds so they don’t get an infection afterwards. But probably more important is the psychological dimension – how can we care effectively for people who self-harm?”

Period23 May 2019 → 27 May 2019

Media coverage

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Media coverage

  • TitleA&E staff show ‘frustration, anger and hostility’ towards people who self-harm, claims study
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletNursingnotes
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date27/05/19
    DescriptionNursing staff working in emergency departments often struggle to fully understand self-harm, according to the findings of an international research project.

    “A fundamental factor in the development and maintenance of negative attitudes was a lack of training and education, whilst positive attitudes were attributable to being knowledgeable about self‐harm”.

    There will be further collaborative research in the topic, leading to greater support for healthcare professionals so they understand why people commit self-harm in the first place and to develop strategies to help.
    URLhttps://nursingnotes.co.uk/ae-staff-show-frustration-anger-and-hostility-towards-people-who-self-harm-claims-study/
    PersonsKaren Ousey, Joanna Blackburn
  • TitleEmergency department nurses have negative attitudes towards patients who self-harm
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletNews Medical Life Sciences
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date25/05/19
    DescriptionSelf-harm is a major public health challenge, but nursing staff often struggle to fully understand the reasons behind it, according to the findings of an international research project carried out by experts at the University of Huddersfield and an overseas partner.

    "So there is a wound care side to it and a need to help people manage their wounds so they don't get an infection afterwards. But probably more important is the psychological dimension - how can we care effectively for people who self-harm?"
    URLhttps://www.news-medical.net/news/20190525/Emergency-department-nurses-have-negative-attitudes-towards-patients-who-self-harm.aspx
    PersonsKaren Ousey, Joanna Blackburn
  • TitleA&E staff have negative attitudes towards people who self-harm
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletAlphaGalileo
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date23/05/19
    DescriptionSelf-harm is a major public health challenge, but nursing staff often struggle to fully understand the reasons behind it, according to the findings of an international research project carried out by experts at the University of Huddersfield and an overseas partner.

    “So there is a wound care side to it and a need to help people manage their wounds so they don’t get an infection afterwards. But probably more important is the psychological dimension – how can we care effectively for people who self-harm?”
    URLhttps://www.alphagalileo.org/en-gb/Item-Display/ItemId/179225?returnurl=https://www.alphagalileo.org/en-gb/Item-Display/ItemId/179225
    PersonsKaren Ousey, Joanna Blackburn