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* The majority of the adult participants in the included studies were women.
How to cite this report: SBU. Self-harm: patients’ experiences and perceptions of professional care and support. Stockholm: Swedish Agency for Health Technology Assessment and Assessment of Social Services (SBU); 2015. SBU report no 2015-04 (in Swedish).
presents a comprehensive, systematic assessment of available scientific evidence. The certainty of the evidence for each finding is systematically reviewed and graded. Full assessments include economic, social, and ethical impact analyses.
SBU assessments are performed by a team of leading professional practitioners and academics, patient/user representatives and SBU staff. Prior to approval and publication, assessments are reviewed by independent experts, SBU’s Scientific Advisory Committees and Board of Directors.
This film presents a systematic review from SBU on the experiences and perceptions of those who self-harm regarding their care and support when interacting with the healthcare and educational services. The care and support to persons who self-harm need significant improvement. Also the attitudes among health professionals towards the persons they meet who self-harm can improve. People with a self-harming behaviour want participation, continuity and respect in their contact with the health services.