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Physical health and health risk factors in a population of long-stay psychiatric patients
Aims and method. To evaluate the physical health and health risk factors in long-stay psychiatric patients in a high secure psychiatric hospital. A cross-sectional survey of consenting patients was undertaken using a ...
Impact of a total smoking ban in a high secure hospital
Aims and method: To assess the impact of a total smoking ban in a high secure psychiatric hospital. Staff and patients were surveyed before and after implementation. Data were collected on untoward incidents, seclusions, ...
A retrospective evaluation of the impact of total smoking cessation on psychiatric inpatients taking clozapine
Objective: To investigate the effect of a complete smoking ban on a group of psychiatric inpatients maintained on the antipsychotic medication clozapine.; Method: Retrospective data on clozapine dose and plasma levels were ...
How to implement a smoke-free policy
It takes courage, leadership and planning to successfully implement a smoke-free policy in mental health settings. The content of the policy is crucial in setting parameters for implementation. Management and clinicians ...