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Medico-legal reports and gatekeeping: One year of referrals to a forensic service
Forensic psychiatrists and the services they provide have been subject to recent scrutiny and high public profile. This study examined part of the work of a regional and district forensic service by looking at a one-year ...
What happens afterwards? A follow-up study of those diverted from custody to hospital in the first 2.5 years of a metropolitan diversion scheme
Background Court-based psychiatric services aim to identify mentally disordered defendants who require help from Mental Health Services, and attempt to arrange the necessary diversion into health care. This study followed ...
Food refusal in prison
The prevalence of mental disorder amongst prisoners refusing food was studied by examining the prison records of a remand prison and a dispersal prison. Food refusal occurred predominantly in the remand prison. Less than ...
Employment of ex-prisoners with mental health problems, a realistic evaluation protocol
BACKGROUND: Offenders with a mental illness are routinely excluded from vocational services due to their mental health. Employment has shown to be very important in improving mental health, reducing recidivism, and connecting ...
Mental health/illness and prisons as place: Frontline clinicians' perspectives of mental health work in a penal setting
This article takes mental health and prisons as its two foci. It explores the links between social and structural aspects of the penal setting, the provision of mental healthcare in prisons, and mental health work in this ...