‘Just another day dealing with wounds’: self-injury and staff-client relationships
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‘Just another day dealing with wounds’: self-injury and staff-client relationships

Rebecca Fish Research officer, Calderstones NHS Trust
Helen Duperouzel Clinical effectiveness co-ordinator, Calderstones NHS Trust

When clients deliberately injure themselves their relationships with staff can be put under strain. Rebecca Fish and Helen Duperouzel describe research that involved gathering clients’ views of such relationships, and of attitudes and interventions perceived as helpful and unhelpful

This article reports on aspects of a research project which asked clients in a medium-secure unit about their personal experiences of self-injury, specifically how their self-injury influences their interactions and relationships with staff.

Learning Disability Practice. 11, 4,12-15. doi: 10.7748/ldp2008.05.11.4.12.c8202

Correspondence

helen.duperouzel@calderstones.nhs.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review

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