This is a practical text founded in empirical forensic application. It aims to provide readers with clear guidance on how to tackle care issues in relation to the care and management of this challenging client population. There is little available advice and guidance available to practitioners and this book draws together a range of expertise from a variety of professional backgrounds. Drawing on available evidence and firmly grounded in practice, the range of chapters and contributors here reflect the importance of multidisciplinary teamwork in this area. --- from the publisher
Section 1. An overview. Medicine. Nursing. Psychology. Social Work. Section 2Clinical governance: a framework for quality in forensic mental health care. Evidence-based practice and clinical monitoring. Education and training developments in the context of clinical governance. Risk Assessment and management. Incidents, reporting and management. Involving service users. Interpersonal relationships: staff development, awareness and monitoring issues. The application of values in working with patients in forensic mental health settings. Section 3. Mental Illness. Learning disability. Personality disorders. Women in secure care. Dual diagnosis. Section 4. Clinical supervision. Rehabilitation in practice. Managing the transition from higher to lower levels of security. Supervising the rehabilitated patient in the community. Maintaining a safe environment: security in forensic environments, strategic and operational issues.
About the Editors:
By Colin Dale, MA, RN, DipN(Lond), CertEd, CertCouns, DipMS, Nurse Consultant, Merseyside; Tony Thompson, RMN, RNMH, DipN(Lond), CertEd, RNT, Bed(Hons), MA, Director, Practice Development, Ashworth Centre, Ashworth Hospital Authority, Parkbourne, Magull, Liverpool; and Phil Woods, PhD, DipHC, Research CertResearch, RMN, Lecturer, The University of Manchester, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting, Manchester