|Title: ||Daniel's story: Self-injury and the case study as method.|
|Affiliation: ||University of Chester|
|Citation: ||British Journal of Nursing, 2006, 15(3), pp. 166-170|
|Publisher: ||Mark Allen Publishing|
|Journal: ||British Journal of Nursing|
|Issue Date: ||Feb-2006 |
|Additional Links: ||http://www.britishjournalofnursing.com/|
|Abstract: ||This journal article explores the value of case study methodology as a means of investigating the relationship between people with learning disabilities and self-injury. One life story might appear to be of limited value in this regard; however, it is argued that it might not only be of use in demonstrating the development of an isolated self-injuring career, but there may also be insights into its entrenchment in the lives of others. The telling of one story might serve as a filter, through which the interventions of medication, mechanical restraint and behaviourism can be observed over time. Furthermore, studying one life in some detail might be used to illustrate broader concerns about the context of the transition from institutional to community care. The restrictions of such an approach are acknowledged, particularly in the telling of a story where the main character's words cannot be heard, but maybe that is also the point of undertaking research about those at the margins of society.|
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|Keywords: ||self-inflicted injuries|
|Appears in Collections: ||Health and Social Care |
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