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Assessing the risk of suicide at triage

journal contribution
posted on 2007-11-01, 00:00 authored by Natisha SandsNatisha Sands
Mental health related presentations to Australian emergency departments are steadily increasing. There is a growing incidence of depression, substance abuse, and other mental illnesses in the Australian population. Mental health problems will contribute 15% of the total world disease burden by 2020. Triage nurses are pivotal to the early detection and management of mental health problems.

The rapid assessment of mental health presentations at triage requires skill, knowledge, experience and confidence. One of the more complex aspects of triage is suicide risk assessment.

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Journal

Australasian emergency nursing journal

Volume

10

Issue

4

Pagination

161 - 163

Publisher

Elsevier Ltd.

Location

Oxford, England

ISSN

1574-6267

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2007, Elsevier

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