Self inflicted injury - a case report



Weir, Evelyn C and Carline, Tom (1999) Self inflicted injury - a case report. British Journal of Podiatry, 2 (1). pp. 29-32. ISSN 1460-7328

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Abstract

Self-inflicted injury is a clinical phenomenon of unknown proportion. Individuals may self-harm for medical attention, physical release, or other self-motivating factors. Self-mutilation may be seen in young, otherwise healthy adults. The case of a 38-year-old female patient is illustrated. The patient presented serially with a variety of wounds on the feet, which were later discovered to be the product of a number of episodes of self-inflicted injury. A review of recent literature is detailed and, finally, the implications and practical difficulties of this sensitive clinical situation are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: School of Health Sciences > Podiatry
Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2009 13:04
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2014 12:56
URI: http://eresearch.qmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/897

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