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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/157563
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Using Digital Photography to Tell the Story of Self-Mutilation
Abstract:
Using Digital Photography to Tell the Story of Self-Mutilation
Conference Sponsor:Western Institute of Nursing
Conference Year:2009
Author:Morales, Yolanda M., RN, PhDc, PMHCNS, BC
P.I. Institution Name:University of New Mexico, College of Nursing
Title:Doctoral Student
Contact Address:1341 Vista Escondida, Los Lunas, NM, 87031, USA
Contact Telephone:505-866-0386
Co-Authors:Jennifer Averill, RN, PhD, Associate Professor of Nursing
Purpose:  The purpose of this paper is to explore the use of a photo-elicitation technique (visual ethnography) during an ethnographic interview to explore the phenomenon of self-mutilation among adult males who are incarcerated.  Specific Aims: To explore the meaning self-mutilation possesses for adult males in a correctional setting. To investigate in greater depth the motivational factors that influence self-mutilation. Background:  Behind the walls of many correctional institutions adults males repeatedly engage in self- mutilating behavior.  Self- mutilation among adult males can be brutally disfiguring, physically debilitating, emotionally exhausting, or result in a fatality. Self- mutilation is at epidemic proportions among correctional settings nationwide. Successful mental health assessment and treatment of this population are difficult due to scarce research/evidence and understanding of the purpose this behavior serves among incarcerated adult males. Methods:  The use of a photo-elicitation methodology can assist in bridging the psychological issues with physical realities by triggering in the mind a motive, memory, or artifact.  It opens the opportunity for insight from the perspective of the participants. From images to words, photographs used during an ethnographic interview evoke narratives that can be used to construct a story about self-mutilation from an individual frame of reference, offering insight into the meaning of self-mutilation, motivational factors, and key characteristics. Photographs of unidentifiable wounds and scars (from legs, arms, torso, & back) will be used as visual cues for dialogue and interpretation of meaning between the researcher and participants. Results:  Results are pending and preliminary results may be emerging in the spring. Implications:  The application of photo-elicitation can contribute to the knowledge base for self-mutilating characteristics such as type, motivational aspects and risk factors. It may also identify precipitating factors for self-mutilation among adult males in a correctional setting, and enhance the intervention capacity of health care and mental health providers in correctional facilities who assess and treat adult males engaged in self-mutilating behavior.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Western Institute of Nursing

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleUsing Digital Photography to Tell the Story of Self-Mutilationen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/157563-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Using Digital Photography to Tell the Story of Self-Mutilation</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Western Institute of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Morales, Yolanda M., RN, PhDc, PMHCNS, BC</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of New Mexico, College of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Doctoral Student</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">1341 Vista Escondida, Los Lunas, NM, 87031, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">505-866-0386</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">ymmorales@salud.unm.edu, ymmorales95@gmail.com</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Jennifer Averill, RN, PhD, Associate Professor of Nursing</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose:&nbsp; The purpose of this paper is to explore the use of a photo-elicitation technique (visual ethnography) during an ethnographic interview to explore the phenomenon of self-mutilation among adult males who are incarcerated.&nbsp; Specific Aims: To explore the meaning self-mutilation possesses for adult males in a correctional setting. To investigate in greater depth the motivational factors that influence self-mutilation. Background:&nbsp; Behind the walls of many correctional institutions adults males repeatedly engage in self- mutilating behavior.&nbsp; Self- mutilation among adult males can be brutally disfiguring, physically debilitating, emotionally exhausting, or result in a fatality. Self- mutilation is at epidemic proportions among correctional settings nationwide. Successful mental health assessment and treatment of this population are difficult due to scarce research/evidence and understanding of the purpose this behavior serves among incarcerated adult males. Methods:&nbsp; The use of a photo-elicitation methodology can assist in bridging the psychological issues with physical realities by triggering in the mind a motive, memory, or artifact.&nbsp; It opens the opportunity for insight from the perspective of the participants. From images to words, photographs used during an ethnographic interview evoke narratives that can be used to construct a story about self-mutilation from an individual frame of reference, offering insight into the meaning of self-mutilation, motivational factors, and key characteristics. Photographs of unidentifiable wounds and scars (from legs, arms, torso, &amp; back) will be used as visual cues for dialogue and interpretation of meaning between the researcher and participants. Results:&nbsp; Results are pending and preliminary results may be emerging in the spring. Implications:&nbsp; The application of photo-elicitation can contribute to the knowledge base for self-mutilating characteristics such as type, motivational aspects and risk factors. It may also identify precipitating factors for self-mutilation among adult males in a correctional setting, and enhance the intervention capacity of health care and mental health providers in correctional facilities who assess and treat adult males engaged in self-mutilating behavior.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T19:59:19Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T19:59:19Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipWestern Institute of Nursingen_GB
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