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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 ...
Problems of female patients in a secure psychiatric hospital
The problems experienced by a sample of 30 female offender-patients (mean age 37.2 yrs) in a secure psychiatric hospital were surveyed using the Behavioral Coding System (BCS). Common problems were emotional difficulties, ...
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 ...
A study of absconding by special hospital patients: 1976 to 1988
Absconding by Special Hospital patients is taken seriously and attracts considerable attention; however, there has been no published research on the topic. The present study looks at the demographic details of Special ...
The closure of a long-stay psychiatric hospital: A longitudinal study of patients' behavior
This paper summarises longitudinal data based on repeat assessments of the behavioural functioning of 90 long-stay psychiatric patients. Data were gathered over a period of 4-5 years that spanned a hospital closure and the ...
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 ...