Helping patients who harm themselves

Why would someone deliberately hurt herself? The notion might seem odd—but as a nurse, you may encounter patients with signs of selfinjury (also called cutting, selfinflicted violence, self-harm, or self-mutilation). Cutting the skin is the most…

Self-mutilation: The cutting truth

People who mutilate themselves excel at hiding their injuries. Find out how to identify self-mutilators and nurture their trust.

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