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Safety Issues in a General Medical Facility Setting

  • Say How Ong
  • Vicknesan J. Marimuttu
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Abstract

Society and the media have become increasingly concerned about suicidal behaviors in young people. This concern has led to a growing worldwide focus on its prevention and intervention. Young people who self-harm often present to hospitals via the emergency room (ER), and the consultation-liaison team is often called upon to provide appropriate psychiatric assessment and management. This chapter will discuss self-harm, suicide, and dangerousness in young people seen in a general hospital setting.

Keywords

Safety Consultation-liaison Self-harm Suicide Aggression Violence 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Developmental PsychiatryInstitute of Mental HealthSingaporeSingapore
  2. 2.Department of Psychological MedicineKK Women’s and Children’s HospitalSingaporeSingapore

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