Reflective accounts

Suicidal intent

A CPD article improved Balvinder Thiara’s knowledge of the assessment of patients with suicidal intent

A CPD article improved Balvinder Thiara’s knowledge of the assessment of patients with suicidal intent

Abstract

In my role as a psychiatric nurse caring for individuals at risk to themselves or others, I found the continuing professional development article interesting and informative.

I have cared for adults, children and young people in a variety of settings, including emergency departments, acute care wards and mental health hospitals.

All of the general hospitals where I work have mental health liaison teams that assess each individual’s mental health presentation and develop a plan of action.

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This reflective account is based on NS712 Bethel J (2013) Assessment of suicidal intent in emergency care. Nursing Standard. 28, 4, 52-58

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