How effective are services in treating individuals who self harm

The paper must include clarifying the meaning of self-harm and distinguishes self-harm from suicide. Identfying the main treaments models that are applied in current UK and American clinical practice these include; psychological, behavioural,biosocial. Each of these is critically considered in terms of thier effectivness.
Part of the study will include attention to the prevalence of self-injury within institutions included are the secure hospital wards, the armed forces, prison populations and supported residential settings.
Finally consideration is given to exploring a strengths model approach.

The dissertation proposal must contain the following sections and these need to be written in the same sequence as follows

PART A
I. TITLE
II. BACKGROUND: contextualise the study with reference to your own practice context and your own motivation and interest. This may include information about the legal and social policy context.
III. LITERATURE REVIEW: a literature review showing what is known in the area. It is expected that discussion of Research articles and reports will feature prominently in this section.
PART B
I. RATIONALE:
II. importance of the problem and the need to conduct the dissertation study (why?).
III. RESEARCH QUESTION: what is the question you want to answer by doing this piece of research?
IV. AIM & OBJECTIVES: a clearly focused statement as to the purpose of this research and must be congruent with the title.
V. METHODOLOGY: how you intend to conduct the dissertation study (especially the processes of data collection and data analysis, in repsect of it being literature based.
VI. ETHICAL ISSUES: identification of ethical issues that will face you in the role of researcher and your plan for dealing with these.
include social/nursing work code of ethics
VII. TIMESCALE for completion of work (not included in word count). This to a breakdown of tasks related to approximate dates. must be completed by June 2009
VIII. LIST OF REFERENCES: (not included in word count)

Please note I still not sure of the title please alter if necessary to fit the proposal