Short-term physical and psychological management and secondary prevention of self-harm in primary and secondary care
By Stephen King
In 2004, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) issued guidance on this subject. It was reviewed in 2012 and is available on its website.
We thought we would draw attention to them in the light of the annual crop of cases where the phrase ‘lack of care’ attends the verdict at an inquest.
An inquest is an inquiry to discover who has died and when, where, and how they died. It is convened in cases where the death was violent or unnatural or when a person is in state detention, for example detention under the Mental Health Act, or when the cause of death remains unclear after a post-mortem…
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