Special Issue "Hospital and Primary Care-Presenting Self-Harm: Incidence, Management and Outcomes"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Mental Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2020).
Interests: multimorbidity as a risk factor of suicidal behaviours and suicide; self-harm and suicide-related registries
Interests: suicidal behaviour; surveillance; epidemiology; clinical management; public health
Interests: suicidal behaviour epidemiology; surveillance systems; suicide prevention strategies; statistical epidemiology; biostatistics
Establishing the extent of a health problem is a fundamental step in public health. High-income countries have vital statistics systems for the recording and reporting of mortality data, but morbidity data are required to provide a more complete picture. In 2014, the World Health Organization (WHO) called for suicide prevention to be a global imperative. The WHO highlighted the need to consider both fatal and nonfatal suicidal behaviour and subsequently provided resources to support the establishing and maintaining of surveillance systems for suicide attempts and self-harm. Self-harm is a strong predictor of further suicide-related outcomes. Although suicide prevention policies should be informed by “real time data” based on patients’ records, there is a lack of studies reporting on the incidence of self-harm presenting in hospital and primary care settings, the management of such cases and subsequent outcomes. This Special Issue aims to establish the extent of hospital and primary care self-harm attendances, the profile of those reaching health care services for self-harm, the incidence of self-harm and the treatment or intervention outcomes related to hospital and primary care self-harm presentations. Self-harm and suicide attempts will be used interchangeably in the current issue, as these are the most common terms used internationally.
Dr. Katerina Kavalidou
Dr. Eve Griffin
Dr. Paul Corcoran
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- surveillance system
- suicide attempts
- primary care