Parasuicide and general practice: a pilot study

Show simple item record Kelleher, Michael J. Burke, U. Byrne, S. Corcoran, Paul Fitzsimons, M. M. Keeley, Helen S. Williamson, Eileen 2016-06-15T12:12:15Z 2016-06-15T12:12:15Z 1997-09
dc.identifier.citation Kelleher, M. J., Burke, U., Byrne, S., Corcoran, P., Fitzsimons, M. M., Keeley, H. S. and Williamson, E. (1997) 'Parasuicide and general practice: a pilot study'. Irish Medical Journal 90(5), pp. 190-192. en
dc.identifier.volume 90 en
dc.identifier.issued 5 en
dc.identifier.startpage 190 en
dc.identifier.endpage 192 en
dc.identifier.issn 0332-3102
dc.description.abstract General Practitioners from Cork City and its environs were sent a questionnaire regarding their experience of parasuicide in the previous twelve months. Replies were received from 133 of the 185 GPs. 189 individuals, accounting for 212 episodes of parasuicide, were seen by 78 doctors, indicating a lower level of repetition than that found in hospital-referred cases. Almost a third of doctors saw no cases, just over one fifth saw one episode and the same proportion dealt with two. A small number of general practitioners saw many cases. Regarding management, 128 (60%) were referred to Casualty, 31 of whom were also referred for psychiatric care. Thirty percent were referred directly for psychiatric care. While only fourteen were retained within general practice without referral, 40% of the GPs felt that, ideally, acts of parasuicide should be retained with more specialised advice being obtained. Furthermore, 88.1% believed that management of parasuicide should form part of an integral part of post-graduate or continued general practitioner medical training. Clearly, GPs are willing to play a more active role in the management of parasuicide. en
dc.description.sponsorship Health Research Board (Unit Grant); Southern Health Board; Mid-Western Health Board; Department of Health, Ireland. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Irish Medical Organisation en
dc.rights © 1997 Irish Medical Journal en
dc.subject Parasuicide en
dc.subject Suicide attempt en
dc.subject General practice en
dc.subject Psychiatric care en
dc.title Parasuicide and general practice: a pilot study en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Paul Corcoran, Epidemiology & Public Health, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: en
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dc.contributor.funder Health Research Board en
dc.contributor.funder Department of Health, Ireland en
dc.contributor.funder Mid-Western Health Board, Ireland en
dc.contributor.funder Southern Health Board, Ireland en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Irish Medical Journal en
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