Research project Self-harm is described as a way of dealing with severe mental suffering and often referred to as a coping strategy, and as a survival strategy. In this project we define self-harm as a repeated, impulsive behaviour where tissue damage occurs, yet it is not a suicide attempt. Instead of wishing to die, the person who self-harm wish to be relieved from anxiety.
The prevalence of self-harm in a general population is estimated to between 2 and 6 percent, more common among women.The overall aim of this project is to explore the interaction between patients who self-harm and their caregivers and also to illuminate experiences of care among persons who self-harm, next of kin’s and caregivers. This project consists of five studies. Studies I and II are published and further studies are planned; -Interviews with next of kin´s to persons who slef-harm about their experiences. Participant observations are planned in two psychiatric wards aiming to; - illuminate the interaction between patients who self-harm and their caregivers. - explore the activities that caregivers and patients perform.
Finansår , 2007, 2008, 2009
huvudman: Britt-Marie Lindgren, finansiar: Ebba Danelius stiftelse, y2007: 30000, y2008: , y2009: ,
huvudman: Sture Åström, finansiar: Psykiatrifonden, y2007: 210000, y2008: , y2009: ,
huvudman: Britt-Marie Lindgren, finansiar: Ebba Danelius stiftelse, y2007: , y2008: , y2009: 15000,