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Prison transfers to special hospitals since the introduction of the Mental Health Act 1983
Research on prisoners transferred to Special Hospitals during the currency of the Mental Health Act 1959 raised concerns about delays in transfer, prisoners being transferred late in their sentence, and prisoners, often ...
Addicted to crime?
Quality of life measures in a high security environment
In 1995, Rampton Hospital was designated as the national centre for people with learning disabilities requiring secure care. Since then, the nursing research unit at Rampton Hospital has examined quality of care and patient ...
Addiction to violence
Developing a behavioral status index to assess patient dangerousness
Risk assessment is fundamental to forensic mental health care and, with the shift to community-focused treatment, to the rehabilitation and maintenance of all vulnerable and high-risk patients. STUART HENDERSON and DAVID ...
Forensic nursing: A review of concepts and definitions
This article considers the evidence for the existence of forensic nursing as a sub-specialty in mental health care. Using definitions and concepts described in nursing literature from the UK and the US, the author argues ...