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"Den ordlösa smärtans spår i huden": kunskaper om självskadebeteende inom psykiatrin

Kayser, Maria and Nilsson, Sara (2001)
School of Social Work
Abstract
The purpose of this study was to examine what kinds of knowledge staff within psychiatry have regarding self-injury among girls and how they work with these patients. Our questions was how self-injury is defined, which girls have self-injurious behaviours, what the reasons are of self-injury among girls and how the staff work with these girls in the psychiatry. The essay was based on qualitative interviews, literature, articles and material from Internet. A major finding was that the staff defines self-injury as when someone deliberately harm themselves physically to relieve psychical pain. Another finding from our interviews was that the majority of those who deliberate harm themselves are girls from the early teens up to the age of... (More)
The purpose of this study was to examine what kinds of knowledge staff within psychiatry have regarding self-injury among girls and how they work with these patients. Our questions was how self-injury is defined, which girls have self-injurious behaviours, what the reasons are of self-injury among girls and how the staff work with these girls in the psychiatry. The essay was based on qualitative interviews, literature, articles and material from Internet. A major finding was that the staff defines self-injury as when someone deliberately harm themselves physically to relieve psychical pain. Another finding from our interviews was that the majority of those who deliberate harm themselves are girls from the early teens up to the age of thirty. Our interviews have shown that there are two different groups of girls with self-injurious behaviours, those with temporary self-injurious behaviours during a period of crisis and those with personality problems who have more manifest self-injurious behaviours. It has been shown that for both groups the self-injury is a way of express feelings that they cannot put into words. The study has shown that the staff works to teach these patients how to handle psychical pain without hurting themselves. (Less)
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author
Kayser, Maria and Nilsson, Sara
supervisor
organization
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Social problems and welfare, national insurance, Sociala problem, social välfärd, socialförsäkring
language
Swedish
id
1358997
date added to LUP
2004-11-08
date last changed
2004-11-08
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  abstract     = {The purpose of this study was to examine what kinds of knowledge staff within psychiatry have regarding self-injury among girls and how they work with these patients. Our questions was how self-injury is defined, which girls have self-injurious behaviours, what the reasons are of self-injury among girls and how the staff work with these girls in the psychiatry. The essay was based on qualitative interviews, literature, articles and material from Internet. A major finding was that the staff defines self-injury as when someone deliberately harm themselves physically to relieve psychical pain. Another finding from our interviews was that the majority of those who deliberate harm themselves are girls from the early teens up to the age of thirty. Our interviews have shown that there are two different groups of girls with self-injurious behaviours, those with temporary self-injurious behaviours during a period of crisis and those with personality problems who have more manifest self-injurious behaviours. It has been shown that for both groups the self-injury is a way of express feelings that they cannot put into words. The study has shown that the staff works to teach these patients how to handle psychical pain without hurting themselves.},
  author       = {Kayser, Maria and Nilsson, Sara},
  keyword      = {Social problems and welfare, national insurance,Sociala problem, social välfärd, socialförsäkring},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {"Den ordlösa smärtans spår i huden": kunskaper om självskadebeteende inom psykiatrin},
  year         = {2001},
}