Commencing with the Reed Review, this book is about policy and strategy developments, and the implementation of the ensuing chages by forensic mental health nurses. Services and units around the country are at different stages of development, which is reflected in this work.
Reflections on the read review; the forensic multidisciplinary care team; the treatment, care and management of the psychopathic disorder patient; diverting people with mental health problems from the criminal justice system; forensic community mental health nurses and their self-perceived roles; is high security care necessary for persons with learning disabilities?; crime, mental disorder and criminology; the sharp end of Broadmoor; empowerment for mentally disordered offenders within a controlled environment; criminal responsibility and mental illness; can medium secure units avoid becoming total institutions?; working towards patient satisfaction in the forensic mental health medium; five concepts for the expanded role of the forensic mental health nurse; the attitudes of forensic mental health nurses; clinical supervision for forensic mental health nurses; developing the contribution of research in nursing; the reliability of predictions of dangerousness; skills diminuition and retention in control and restraint training.