Deliberate self-harm: Clinical practice guidelines and associated resources
Key practice points
- Improved communication, respect and collaboration in treatment are needed between people who have self-harmed and clinical staff.
- Risk assessment scales or tools or any other methods of risk stratification are not warranted for determining the need for clinical service or follow-up after hospital-treated DSH.
- Improved access to aftercare and enhanced provision of information about DSH to patients, carers and the public are warranted.
- Specialist multidisciplinary teams to manage DSH are likely to enhance service-user experiences and provide greater support and professional development for clinical staff.
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