Mental Health Nurses' Attitudes Toward Self-Harm: Curricular Implications of a Qualitative Study

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/335504
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Mental Health Nurses' Attitudes Toward Self-Harm: Curricular Implications of a Qualitative Study
Author(s):
Mavhandu-Mudzusi, Azwihangwisi; Sandy, Peter Thomas
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Azwihangwisi Mavhandu-Mudzusi, PhD, RN, RM, mmudza@unisa.ac.za; Peter Thomas Sandy, RMN, BSc (Hons), PGCertED, PGDipED, MSc, PhD
Abstract:
Session presented on Friday, July 25, 2014: Purpose: The purpose of the study was to examine the attitudes of nurses toward service users who self-harm in secure environments. The educational implications arising from this study form the focus of this paper. Methods: A qualitative multi-method approach was adopted, underpinned by interpretive phenomenology. The setting was a large secure mental health unit to the west of London in the United Kingdom. Data were obtained from mental health nurses using individual interviews and focus groups. Results: Nurses vary in their attitudes towards self-harm but mainly hold negative ones, usually related to limited knowledge and skills in this area. The results of the study, informed by the Theory of Planned Behaviour, led to the development of a model entitled Factors Affecting Self-Harming Behaviours (FASH). Conclusion: The FASH Model, which captures the results of this study, is intended to inform future curriculum innovation at both under- and post-graduate levels. It is argued that only by adopting a holistic approach to education about self-harm can attitudes and skills be developed to make care provision more effective in secure mental health settings.
Keywords:
Secure environment; Attitudes; Self-harm and FASH Model
Repository Posting Date:
17-Nov-2014
Date of Publication:
17-Nov-2014
Conference Date:
2014
Conference Name:
25th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Hong Kong
Description:
International Nursing Research Congress, 2014 Theme: Engaging Colleagues: Improving Global Health Outcomes. Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kong
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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleMental Health Nurses' Attitudes Toward Self-Harm: Curricular Implications of a Qualitative Studyen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMavhandu-Mudzusi, Azwihangwisien_GB
dc.contributor.authorSandy, Peter Thomasen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen_GB
dc.author.detailsAzwihangwisi Mavhandu-Mudzusi, PhD, RN, RM, mmudza@unisa.ac.za; Peter Thomas Sandy, RMN, BSc (Hons), PGCertED, PGDipED, MSc, PhDen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/335504-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Friday, July 25, 2014: Purpose: The purpose of the study was to examine the attitudes of nurses toward service users who self-harm in secure environments. The educational implications arising from this study form the focus of this paper. Methods: A qualitative multi-method approach was adopted, underpinned by interpretive phenomenology. The setting was a large secure mental health unit to the west of London in the United Kingdom. Data were obtained from mental health nurses using individual interviews and focus groups. Results: Nurses vary in their attitudes towards self-harm but mainly hold negative ones, usually related to limited knowledge and skills in this area. The results of the study, informed by the Theory of Planned Behaviour, led to the development of a model entitled Factors Affecting Self-Harming Behaviours (FASH). Conclusion: The FASH Model, which captures the results of this study, is intended to inform future curriculum innovation at both under- and post-graduate levels. It is argued that only by adopting a holistic approach to education about self-harm can attitudes and skills be developed to make care provision more effective in secure mental health settings.en_GB
dc.subjectSecure environmenten_GB
dc.subjectAttitudesen_GB
dc.subjectSelf-harm and FASH Modelen_GB
dc.date.available2014-11-17T13:54:00Z-
dc.date.issued2014-11-17-
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-17T13:54:00Z-
dc.conference.date2014en_GB
dc.conference.name25th International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationHong Kongen_GB
dc.descriptionInternational Nursing Research Congress, 2014 Theme: Engaging Colleagues: Improving Global Health Outcomes. Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kongen_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item related to this abstract, you may find it by browsing the repository by author. If author contact information is availabe in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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