Journal article

Development of best practice guidelines for suicide-related crisis response and aftercare in the emergency department or other acute settings: a Delphi expert consensus study

Nicole TM Hill, Fiona Shand, Michelle Torok, Lyndal Halliday, Nicola J Reavley

BMC PSYCHIATRY | BMC | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND: For those who have experienced suicidal behaviour, discharge from the hospital emergency department and other acute settings represents a period of heightened vulnerability for future suicide risk. Current guidelines for suicide response in acute settings often fail to fully address the barriers faced by emergency department personnel who have contact with a person who presents for suicidal behaviour, and have been developed largely without the input of consumers or service users. The aim of the study was to use the Delphi expert consensus method to develop guidelines for staff responding to suicidal presentations in acute settings. METHODS: Systematic searches of academic and gr..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council Career Medical Research Future Fund


Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council Career development fellowship


Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia Career development fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

Nicole Hill is supported by an Australian Rotary Health PhD scholarship. Dr. Fiona Shand is supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council Career Medical Research Future Fund (APP1150980). Dr. Michelle Torok is supported by National Health and Medical Research Council Career development fellowship (APP1138710). A/Prof Reavley is supported by National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia Career development fellowship (GNT1083394).