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Family involvement, patient safety and suicide prevention in mental healthcare: ethnographic study.

Gorman LS, Littlewood DL, Quinlivan L, et al. Family involvement, patient safety and suicide prevention in mental healthcare: ethnographic study. BJPsych Open. 2023;9(2):e54. doi:10.1192/bjo.2023.26.

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April 19, 2023
Gorman LS, Littlewood DL, Quinlivan L, et al. BJPsych Open. 2023;9(2):e54.
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Families can offer a unique perspective to improve patient care. This study describes ways families keep patients safe from suicide during crisis resolution home treatment in the UK. Families increased safety by hiding medications or distracting patients who were in crisis. Challenges to involving families are detailed, as well as ways organizations can overcome those challenges.

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Gorman LS, Littlewood DL, Quinlivan L, et al. Family involvement, patient safety and suicide prevention in mental healthcare: ethnographic study. BJPsych Open. 2023;9(2):e54. doi:10.1192/bjo.2023.26.

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