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A retrospective evaluation of a therapeutic community for mentally disordered offenders
This paper reports a retrospective evaluation of a therapeutic community (TC) for mentally disordered offenders in a regional secure unit (RSU). All 85 patients who had passed through the TC since it opened in 1987 were ...
Secure units. Safety measures
More than 20 years after the publication of the Butler report which led to the establishment of medium-secure units, many of its recommendations have not been implemented. There is still a shortage of beds in medium-secure ...
Measuring motivation to change in offenders
Measuring motivation to change in offender populations is important both for selection into treatment programmes and for assessing progress in therapy. Two studies are reported in this paper, both looking at the psychometric ...
Alternative therapy or good nursing care? Therapeutic touch with mentally disordered offenders
Therapeutic touch (TT) is an alternative therapy that has been used for many years within the general nursing and medical context and is becoming increasingly popular in psychiatry. This paper gives an account of TT in a ...
Alcohol and secure hospital patients: I. An examination of the nature and prevalence of alcohol problems in secure hospital patients
The extent and severity of alcohol problems experienced by mentally disordered patients admitted to maximum security hospitals, whilst not included in the criteria for admission, is undoubtedly of relevance and importance ...