Assessing Self-Harm Risk

Assessing the risk of self harm or suicide in adolescents is a daunting concept for the occassional player.  Many Emergency Departments have a qualified Mental Health professional embedded in their clinical workforce… which means that we can become de-skilled in the art of risk assessment. Last time, we discussed the HEADSS assessment tool for communicating with adolescent patients, and this...

September 9th, 2011 by colinparker