Compassionate wound care: An integrated intervention for people who self-injure

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Abstract

This article discusses how an integrated physical, psychological and social approach to wound care can help improve the quality of life for people who self-injure. The health professional should demonstrate compassion while teaching the person who self-injures how to provide their own wound care. Compassionate care may help the patient improve their self-compassion and reduce shame associated with this coping strategy, which may in turn avoid exacerbating self-harm when seeking healthcare.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)616-620
Number of pages5
JournalNursePrescribing
Volume16
Issue number12
Early online date10 Dec 2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 Dec 2018

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