Self-harm wounds: assessment and management

Mitchell, Aby (2021) Self-harm wounds: assessment and management. British Journal of Nursing, 30 (12). S16-S20. ISSN 0966-0461

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The management of self-harm (SH) wounds requires a non-judgemental holistic approach on the part of the health professional. It is important that SH wounds are assessed, and that interventions are agreed between the health professional and the patient. This article looks at definitions of SH and provides guidance on how health professionals can make an accurate assessment of the wound and, in addition to agreement treatment with the patient, provide patient education and guidance on self-care.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This document is the Accepted Manuscript version of a Published Work that appeared in final form in British Journal of Nursing, copyright © MA Healthcare, after peer review and technical editing by the publisher. To access the final edited and published work see [DOI 10.12968/bjon.2021.30.12.S16]
Uncontrolled Keywords: Self-harm, Wounds, Self-inflicted wounds, Self-inflicted injury
Subjects: Medicine and health
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Depositing User: Aby Mitchell
Date Deposited: 31 Aug 2021 16:10
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2021 16:10

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