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Self-harm assessment and management: guidance for nurses

New NICE guidance offers advice on caring for people who have self-harmed, including people with a mental health condition or a learning disability

New NICE guidance offers advice on caring for people who have self-harmed, including people with a mental health condition or a learning disability

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has issued fresh guidance on caring for people who have self-harmed .

Its recommendations cover assessment, management and preventing recurrence in children, young people and adults. The scope of the guidance includes people with a mental health condition, neurodevelopmental disorder or learning disability.

NICE states people have the right to be involved in discussions and make informed decisions about their care.

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