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A Literature Review of Deliberate Self-Harm

Speciality Classification
Psychiatry / Mental Health
Location
Online
Delivery
Online
Provider
The Centre for Professional Development Psychology

Author(s): 

Jacqueline Mangnall and Eleanor Yurkovich,

Abstract: 

PURPOSE. Despite agreement across disciplines regarding the significance of deliberate self-harm (DSH), there continues to be a lack of consensus regarding what DSH is and is not. The purpose of this literature review was to determine the current state of understanding of this complex phenomenon.

CONCLUSIONS. There remains a problem of definitional ambiguity regarding DSH, and a definition derived from the literature is offered. Using Rodger’s framework for the evolutionary approach to concept analysis, the attributes, antecedents, and consequences of DSH are developed.

PRACTICE IMPLICATIONS. Therapeutic approaches that are based on open-minded, non-judgmental listening and on harm minimization rather than abstinence may be more effective than current treatment approaches that forbid any form of DSH

Delivery
Title
A Literature Review of Deliberate Self-Harm
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Mental Health, Psychiatric or mental health
Location
Provider Type
Education Provider
Price
Free
Location
Online
Price:
Free
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