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    Should Healthcare Professionals Sometimes Allow Harm? The Case of Self-Injury.Patrick J. Sullivan - 2017 - Journal of Medical Ethics 43 (5):319-323.
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    Sometimes, Not Always, Not Never: A Response to Pickard and Pearce.Patrick J. Sullivan - 2018 - Journal of Medical Ethics 44 (3):209-210.
    This paper provides a response to Hanna Pickard and Stephen Pearce’s paper ‘Balancing costs and benefits: a clinical perspective does not support a harm minimisation approach for self-injury outside of community settings.’ This paper responded to my article ‘Should healthcare professionals sometimes allow harm? The case of self-injury.’ There is much in the paper that I would agree with, but I feel it is important to respond to a number of the criticisms of my paper in order to clarify my (...)
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    Allowing Harm Because We Care: Self-Injury and Harm Minimisation.Patrick J. Sullivan - 2018 - Clinical Ethics 13 (2):88-97.
    Harm minimisation has been proposed as a means of supporting people who self-injure. When adopting this approach, rather than trying to stop self-injury immediately the person is allowed to injure safely whilst developing more appropriate ways of dealing with distress. The approach is controversial as the health care professional actively allows harm to occur. This paper will consider a specific objection to harm minimisation. That is, it is a misguided collaboration between the health care professional and the person who self-injures (...)
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