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Readmission after discharge from a medium secure unit
Aims and method We examined readmission to psychiatric hospital of 550 patients discharged from one medium secure unit over 20 years. Multiple sources were used to obtain readmission data. Results Readmission was common, ...
Women admitted to medium secure care: Their admission characteristics and outcome as compared with men
Background: Whilst women admitted to secure care are believed to require gender-specific services, there is limited research to inform their provision. Method: Clinical and forensic characteristics and outcomes on 93 women ...
The impact of interpersonal style on aggression and treatment non-completion in patients with personality disorder admitted to a medium secure psychiatric unit
The aim of this study was to examine the impact of interpersonal style and psychopathy on treatment non-completion and aggressive behaviour. Participants were patients with personality disorder admitted for treatment to a ...
Development and validation of a scale to evaluate treatment progress in secure mental health settings
Introduction: Forensic Mental Health provision in secure healthcare is complex. The availability of a short and quantifiable, yet comprehensive instrument for summarising patient progress encompassing multi-professional ...
Prison vs. hospital for offenders with psychosis; effects on reoffending
With research showing a high prevalence of psychosis in prisons, its effective management is essential for clinical and criminal outcomes. In a matched sample of released prisoners and discharged patients with psychosis ...