Management of self-harm wounds
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Management of self-harm wounds

Claire Ousey Mental health practitioner, Pennine Care Foundation Trust, Nye Bevan House, Rochdale
Karen Ousey Reader in advancing clinical practice, School of Human and Health Sciences, Centre for Health and Social Care Research, University of Huddersfield

Self-harm may be used by individuals as a means to relieve distress and may be a coping and suicide prevention strategy. This article focuses on risk assessment of patients who may self-harm as well as the treatment of those presenting with self-harm wounds.

Nursing Standard. 27, 9, 58-66. doi: 10.7748/ns2012.

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