Supporting People who Self Harm
About The Course
This half day course aims to promote a better understanding of why people may self-harm, and to increase the standard of nursing care for people who self-harm.
The objectives of this course is to:
- Have increased awareness of why people self-harm.
- Be more confident and self aware when nursing people who self-harm.
- Think about delivery of appropriate nursing care.
Introduction and objectives.
Definitions of self harm.
Incident and Onset.
Difficulties in knowing why people harm themselves.
Values and perceptions.
What sorts of things do people do and statistics?
Why do people self-harm – Key Emotional Motivators.
The strong association between stressful life events and self-harm.
Links between self harm and depression.
Why people say they self harm.
Personal Experiences of self harm – DVD.
Predictors – Past trauma/invalidation (Van der Kolk, Perry, and Herman (1991).
What strategies may help people who self harm?
Dialectical Behavioural Therapy skills toolbox.
Care Plan Exercise.
Summary and close.
Feedback and conclusions.
- Duration: Half day
- Course Title: Supporting People who self harm