Mughal, F ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5437-5962, Dikomitis, L ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5752-3270, Babatunde, OO ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5064-6446 and Chew-Graham, CA ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9722-9981 (2022) The potential of general practice to support young people who self-harm: a narrative review. BJGP Open. BJGPO.2021.0159 - BJGPO.2021.0159.

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<jats:sec><jats:title>Background</jats:title><jats:p>Self-harm in young people is a growing public health concern. Young people commonly present to their GP for help with self-harm, and thus general practice may be a key setting to support young people who have self-harmed.</jats:p></jats:sec><jats:sec><jats:title>Aim</jats:title><jats:p>To examine the potential of general practice to support young people aged 10–25 years who have harmed themselves.</jats:p></jats:sec><jats:sec><jats:title>Design &amp; setting</jats:title><jats:p>A narrative review of published and grey literature.</jats:p></jats:sec><jats:sec><jats:title>Method</jats:title><jats:p>The Scale for the Assessment of Narrative Review Articles (SANRA) was used to guide a narrative review to examine the potential of general practice to support young people who have self-harmed. The evidence is presented textually.</jats:p></jats:sec><jats:sec><jats:title>Results</jats:title><jats:p>The included evidence showed that GPs have a key role in supporting young people, and they sometimes relied on gut feeling when handling uncertainty on how to help young people who had self-harmed. Young people described the importance of initial clinician responses after disclosing self-harm, and if they were perceived to be negative, the self-harm could become worse.</jats:p></jats:sec><jats:sec><jats:title>Conclusion</jats:title><jats:p>In context of the evidence included, this review found that general practice is a key setting for the identification and management of self-harm in young people; but improvements are needed to enhance general practice care for young people to fulfil its potential.</jats:p></jats:sec>

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright © 2022, The Authors This article is Open Access: CC BY license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2022 13:24
Last Modified: 10 Feb 2022 13:24
URI: https://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/10610

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