Research Article

Attitudes towards self-poisoning.

Br Med J 1975; 2 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.2.5968.426 (Published 24 May 1975) Cite this as: Br Med J 1975;2:426
  1. A R Patel

    Abstract

    Self-poisoning now constitutes one of the prime emergencies in hospital medical practice. This paper describes the results of the study of the attitudes of physicians and senior nurses towards several common illnesses in the medical wards. The junior doctors and the nurses who frequently have primary responsibility for the care of the self-poisoners tend to show unfavourable attitudes towards these patients.