Nurses are not receiving the right training or support to help people who self-harm, researchers from the University of Nottingham have concluded.
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The researchers studied papers from the UK, Ireland, Sweden and Australia and found that people who self-harmed had predominantly negative views of their treatment, because of the attitude of healthcare professionals employed to help them.
The study found that lack of professional training was the main reason for the negative attitude.
The researchers also found that lack of support left nurses feeling they were failing in their duty of care to patients who self-harmed.