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The role of the general dental practitioner in managing patients who self-harm.

Achal, K S and Shute, J and Gill, D S and Collins, J M (2014) The role of the general dental practitioner in managing patients who self-harm. British dental journal, 217 (9). pp. 503-6. ISSN 1476-5373. This article is accessible to all HEFT staff and students via NHS Evidence www.evidence.nhs.uk by using their HEFT Athens login IDs

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Abstract

There has been a reported increase in the incidence of self-harm within the United Kingdom. This is of great concern, as a number of studies have shown self-harm to be a major risk factor to completed suicide. However, the identification of self-harm provides an opportunity for support and treatment. Mental health is an area that often receives little attention in the undergraduate dental curriculum. Yet dental practitioners, as healthcare professionals, need to be vigilant for any risk factors or signs of mental illness among their patients and make appropriate onward referrals. The purpose of this article is to examine the current evidence and aspects of self-harm, particularly in young adults and adolescents that are relevant within a dental settling.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This article is accessible to all HEFT staff and students via NHS Evidence www.evidence.nhs.uk by using their HEFT Athens login IDs
Subjects: WU Dentistry. Oral surgery
Divisions: Clinical Support
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Depositing User: Mrs Caroline Tranter
Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2015 12:37
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2015 12:37
URI: http://www.repository.heartofengland.nhs.uk/id/eprint/1005

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