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The assessment and meaning of the legal classification of offenders in a Special Hospital using observer ratings of interpersonal style
Disturbed interpersonal functioning is believed to be a cornerstone of personality disorder. We sought to determine differences in interpersonal functioning between patients detained under the Mental Health Act classifications ...
The Behavioural Status Index: Therapeutic assessment of risk, insight, communication and social skills
An overview is given of the Behavioural Status Index (BSI), a developing classification instrument offering practical approaches to assessment and therapy surrounding social 'risk'. The approach hypothesizes that social ...
Advancing observational quality methods for the measurement of forensic psychiatric care
Discusses some of the current problems associated with observational quality measurement. Uses Lerninger's conceptual theory-generating model as the basis of discussion. Puts forward a qualitative approach which breaks ...
Developing risk assessment scales in forensic psychiatric care
This article offers preliminary details about a current research programme, which seeks inter alia to develop and validate nursing assessments of potential dangerousness. The authors feel that there is a need to communicate ...
Risk assessment and suicide prevention in primary care
General practitioners (GPs) are assumed to occupy an important position in the prevention of suicide through the introduction of risk assessment techniques commonly used in psychiatric practice. Despite this theoretical ...