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dc.contributor.authorMcAllister, Margareten_US
dc.contributor.authorCreedy, Debraen_US
dc.contributor.authorMoyle, Wendyen_US
dc.contributor.authorFarrugia, Charlesen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T09:14:18Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T09:14:18Z
dc.date.issued2002en_US
dc.date.modified2013-07-30T23:09:48Z
dc.identifier.issn03092402en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1046%2Fj.1365-2648.2002.02412.xen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/6919
dc.description.abstractBackground. Deliberate self-harm is frequently encountered by emergency department (ED) nurses. However, clients are often dissatisfied with the care provided and clinicians feel ambivalent, helpless or frustrated when working with clients who self-harm. Aim. The aim of the study was to develop and test a scale to identify relevant dimensions of ED nurses' attitudes to clients who present with self-injury. Methods. Items on Attitudes Towards Deliberate Self-Harm Questionnaire (ADSHQ) were drawn from a literature review and focus group discussions with ED nurses. The tool was piloted with 20 ED nurses not working in the target agencies. A survey of nurses working within 23 major public and 14 major private EDs in Queensland, Australia (n = 1008) was then undertaken. Results. A total of 352 questionnaires were returned (35% response). Analysis revealed four factors that reflected nurses' attitudes toward these clients. The factors related to nurses' perceived confidence in their assessment and referral skills; ability to deal effectively with clients, empathic approach; and ability to cope effectively with legal and hospital regulations that guide practice. There was a generally negative attitude towards clients who self-harm. Correlations were found between years of ED experience and total score on the ADSHQ, and years of ED experience and an empathic approach towards clients who deliberately self-harm. Conclusion. There is a need for continuing professional development activities to address negative attitudes and provide practical strategies to inform practice and clinical protocols.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherBlackwell Scienceen_US
dc.publisher.placeUKen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom578en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto586en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue5en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Advanced Nursingen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume40en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode321105en_US
dc.titleNurses' attitudes towards clients who self-harmen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Nursing and Midwiferyen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2002 Blackwell Publishing. This is the pre-peer reviewed version of the following article: Nurses' attitudes towards clients who self-harm, Journal of Advanced Nursing, Vol. 40(5), pp. 578-586, which has been published in final form at http://dx.doi.org/10.1046%2Fj.1365-2648.2002.02412.x.en_US
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