Margaret McAllister, RN, RPN, BA, DipAppSc (Nursing), MEd, EdD.
Multiple meanings of self harm: A critical review
Article first published online: 21 AUG 2003
International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
Volume 12, Issue 3, pages 177–185, September 2003
How to Cite
McAllister, M. (2003), Multiple meanings of self harm: A critical review. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 12: 177–185. doi: 10.1046/j.1440-0979.2003.00287.x
- Issue published online: 21 AUG 2003
- Article first published online: 21 AUG 2003
- critical theory;
- self harm;
ABSTRACT: The issue of self harm is a popular inclusion in various contemporary journals focusing on health and in particular women's health. This paper seeks to condense, critically analyse and more simply explain selected literature in order to raise awareness of the multiple ways of understanding self harm. Raised awareness may be a useful strategy in thinking about self harm in novel ways and thus providing alternate pathways for responding to the individual and society.