Hospital doctors,Foundation doctors,Medical trainees....
Hospital presentations: suicidal ideation and self harm
A case based module for internal medicine trainees on how to assess and manage suicidal ideation and self harm.
After completing this module, you should have the knowledge and confidence to:
- Understand what suicidal ideation is and its significance and know when and how to ask patients about suicidal thoughts
- Understand what self harm is, its causes and its relation to suicide and be confident to take a competent history following self harm
- Be able to identify symptoms of serious mental illness including depression and psychosis
- Manage the most common type of overdose (paracetamol)
- Assess a patient’s mental capacity and know how to approach a patient refusing essential treatment
- Understand the basic principles of the Mental Capacity Act and the Mental Health Act
- Have an awareness of the long term management of patients following self harm and/or suicidal ideation.
Peer reviewed by:
20 Nov 2017
29 Oct 2015
|BMJ Learning||1 credit, 1:00 hour||BMJ Learning has assigned one hour of credit to this module|