Daño autoinflingido y la emergencia – BMJ

Self harm and the emergency department

 

Clinicians’ reactions to people who self harm can make all the difference. For series information contact Rosamund Snow, patient editor, rsnow@bmj.com.

I speak quietly at the emergency department reception desk, but much of the waiting room can still hear. There isn’t an easy way to announce in a room full of strangers that you’ve hurt yourself, again. In case anyone listening is in doubt, then comes the question: “Did you do this to yourself?”

Self harm is one of the most common reasons for general hospital admission.1 2 People who present to the emergency department with self harm have a relative risk of suicide 49 times greater than the general population,3and up to 100 times greater in the next year.

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