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Letters Self harm and the emergency department

Changing healthcare workers’ attitudes to self harm

BMJ 2016; 353 doi: (Published 03 May 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i2443
  1. Ian Hamilton, lecturer in mental health
  1. Health Sciences, University of York, York YO10 5DD, UK
  1. ian.hamilton{at}

The anonymous article on self harm and the emergency department provides a frank and useful reminder of the judgments that some make about people who self harm.1 I suspect that withholding …

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