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Silke_Kuehl_profilePhD, MA (Clinical), RN, DipPsychNurs

Clinical Research Fellow, Suicide and Mental Health Research Group

Contact details  

Email silke.kuehl@otago.ac.nz

Background

Silke's PhD was on 'Coping Has Limits: ‘Mixed Presenters’ Emergency Department Presentations for Self-harm and Other Reasons. Her study was funded by the Health Research Council with a Clinical Research Training Fellowship and was viewed as ‘exceptional’. Silke works part-time as a staff nurse at Wellington emergency department. Currently, she is working on a stocktake for the Mental Health Inquiry.

Research interests and activities

People who present to emergency departments for self-harm and other reasons – the clinical implications.

Focus on the person who experiences mental ill health.

The importance of engagement between clinicians and the person presenting to an emergency department with mental health issues.

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Publications

Kuehl, S., Stanley, J., Nelson, K., & Collings, S. (2020). The serious self-harm risk of “Mixed Presenters,” people who presented to New Zealand emergency departments for self-harm and other reasons: A cohort study. Archives of Suicide Research. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/13811118.2020.1715904

Kuehl, S., Collings, S., Stanley, J., & Nelson, K. (2018). Coping has limits: ‘Mixed Presenters’ emergency department presentations for self-harm and other reasons. Proceedings of the 8th Asia Pacific Regional Conference on Suicide Prevention (IASP). (pp. 73). Retrieved from https://iasp.info/newzealand/

Cunningham, R., Kvalsvig, A., Peterson, D., Kuehl, S., Gibb, S., McKenzie, S., Thornley, L., & Every-Palmer, S. (2018). Stocktake report for the Mental Health and Addiction Inquiry: A background report prepared for the Inquiry panel. Commissioned by Mental Health and Addiction Inquiry. Wellington, New Zealand: EleMent Research Group, University of Otago. 267p. Retrieved from https://mentalhealth.inquiry.govt.nz/whats-new/resources/university-of-otago-stocktake-report-for-the-mental-health-and-addiction-inquiry

Kuehl, S. (2017). Coping has limits: 'Mixed presenters' emergency department presentations for self-harm and other reasons (PhD). University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10523/7568

Kuehl, S., Collings, S., Stanley, J., & Nelson, K. (2014, September). At high risk of suicide? A study about people who present to emergency departments with intentional self-harm and for other reasons. Poster session presented at the Division of Health Sciences Research Forum: Learning Different Research Languages, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Commissioned Report for External Body

Cunningham, R., Kvalsvig, A., Peterson, D., Kuehl, S., Gibb, S., McKenzie, S., Thornley, L., & Every-Palmer, S. (2018). Stocktake report for the Mental Health and Addiction Inquiry: A background report prepared for the Inquiry panel. Commissioned by Mental Health and Addiction Inquiry. Wellington, New Zealand: EleMent Research Group, University of Otago. 267p. Retrieved from https://mentalhealth.inquiry.govt.nz/whats-new/resources/university-of-otago-stocktake-report-for-the-mental-health-and-addiction-inquiry

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Journal - Research Article

Kuehl, S., Stanley, J., Nelson, K., & Collings, S. (2020). The serious self-harm risk of “Mixed Presenters,” people who presented to New Zealand emergency departments for self-harm and other reasons: A cohort study. Archives of Suicide Research. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/13811118.2020.1715904

Kuehl, S., Nelson, K., & Collings, S. (2012). Back so soon: Rapid re-presentations to the emergency department following intentional self-harm. New Zealand Medical Journal, 125(1367). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Kuehl, S., Collings, S., Stanley, J., & Nelson, K. (2018). Coping has limits: ‘Mixed Presenters’ emergency department presentations for self-harm and other reasons. Proceedings of the 8th Asia Pacific Regional Conference on Suicide Prevention (IASP). (pp. 73). Retrieved from https://iasp.info/newzealand/

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Conference Contribution - Poster Presentation (not in published proceedings)

Kuehl, S., Collings, S., Stanley, J., & Nelson, K. (2014, September). At high risk of suicide? A study about people who present to emergency departments with intentional self-harm and for other reasons. Poster session presented at the Division of Health Sciences Research Forum: Learning Different Research Languages, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Kuehl, S. (2012, September). 'I jus' wanna crawl in and crawl out': Experiences of service users to emergency departments. Poster session presented at the Division of Health Sciences Research Forum: Health Matters: Research Excellence at Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.

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Awarded Doctoral Degree

Kuehl, S. (2017). Coping has limits: 'Mixed presenters' emergency department presentations for self-harm and other reasons (PhD). University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10523/7568

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