Sociale aspekter af selvskade: en kvalitativ undersøgelse på en dansk ungdomspsykiatrisk institution

Mikkel Garly Hansen

Studenteropgave: Speciale


Self-injury is a complex and widespread problem among young Danish people that has consequences for the individuals performing it and those surrounding them. Today there are very limited options for treatment of self-injury in the public health-care system despite the fact that there is a great number of individuals in need of help.
This study aims at exploring the social challenges for young Danish patients with self-injury at a psychiatric institution and the staff by qualitative interviews with both groups.
The study concludes that young individuals inspire each other to perform self-injuring behaviour. Residents and staff at the psychiatric institution are affecting each other in both negative and positive ways. Staff have difficulties handling the patients in this group and the employees deal with these problems internally through conversation and supervision between colleagues. The development of trusting and stable relations between patients and staff is an essential factor in treatment resulting in the long-term improvement of self-injuring behaviour

UddannelserPsykologi, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat
Udgivelsesdato27 dec. 2017
Antal sider74
VejledereBjarne Jacobsen