Therapeutic Interventions for Forensic Mental Health Nurses
288 pages, 6 x 9
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Release Date:26 Oct 2001
ISBN:9781853029493
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Therapeutic Interventions for Forensic Mental Health Nurses

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Jessica Kingsley Publishers
`This book is yet another from the excellent Forensic Focus series available from Kingsley. It brings together authors who are recognised nationally and internationally for their contemporary contributions in forensic mental health nursing Nurses who want to provide some future direction and alternative therapeutic options for their service, would do well to start with this text.' -Proquest`Few books are more desperately needed than this, as forensic mental health nursing struggles to develop its credibility amid public and professional criticism. The editors have amassed a wide array of contributors, both from within and outside the field of forensic practice and theory. The chapters are generally well written and offer a lively debate from diverse perspectives.'-mentalhealth todayWritten by experts in the growing field of forensic mental health care, this book explores current and emerging interventions in forensic nursing and the care of the mentally disordered offender, with an emphasis on clinical practice and clinical competence. It explores the practical issues facing forensic nurses, such as environment and safety issues, as well as the possible emotional trauma of such a role. It examines a range of intervention strategies, such as exercise, which has often been used as an occupational time-filler, but also offers real therapeutic benefits. The contributors cover a range of diverse perspectives from the care of women in secure services, severely assaultive patients and sex offenders, the role of inpatient therapy and nurse therapists and the importance of spiritual nursing and educational interventions. The book also examines the client group itself and considers new roles for nurses in the light of recent research.The contributors to this volume take a wide-ranging approach, providing a comprehensive overview of current and future therapeutic interventions for forensic mental health care. Therapeutic Interventions for Forensic Mental Health Nurses is essential reading for all practitioners, nurses and educators in the forensic nursing field.
Alyson M. Kettles is Research and Development Officer for Mental Health at the Royal Cornhill Hospital for the Grampian Primary Care NHS Trust. Phil Woods is a Senior Lecturer in Forensic Mental Health Nursing at Kneesworth House, King's College London. Mick Collins is a research nurse at The Rampton High Security Hospital and an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Sheffield.
Foreword, Malcolm Rae. 1. Introduction, Alyson M. Kettles, Royal Cornhill Hospital, Phil Woods, University of Manchester and Mick Collins, Rampton Hospital Authority. 2. The implications of clinical governance for forensic nursing, John Gibbon, Rampton Hospital Authority and Alyson M. Kettles, Royal Cornhill Hospital. 3. Exploring the interface of competence and clinical effectiveness, Carol Watson, The State Hospital Carstairs. 4. Nursing interventions and future directions with patients who constantly break rules and test boundaries, Penny E. Schafer, University of Saskatchewan. 5. Using psychoeducational interventions within an integrated psychological approach to forensic mental health and social care, Stephan D. Kirby, St Lukes Hospital and Dennis Cross, School of Health, University of Teesside. 6. Nursing interventions and future directions with the severely mentally ill, Paula Ewers, Scott Clinic and Paul Ikin, Scott Clinic. 7. Nursing interventions and future directions with severely assaultive patients, Mark Chandley, Ashworth Hospital Authority. 8. Nursing interventions and future directions with exercise therapy, Lesley Adams, Royal Cornhill Hospital. 9. Nursing interventions and future directions with women in secure services, Anne Aiyegbusi, Ashworth Hospital Authority. 10. Nurse therapy in forensic mental health, Paul Rogers, Glanrhyd Hospital and Kevin Gournay, Institute of Psychiatry. 11. Nursing interventions and future directions with sex offenders, Mary Addo, Royal Cornhill Hospital. 12. Socially constructed narrative interventions: a foundation for therapeutic alliances Stephan D. Kirby, St Lukes Hospital and Dennis Cross, School of Health, University of Teesside. 13. Spiritual care in forensic nursing: spiritual interventions and future directions for care, John Swinton, King's College, University of Aberdeen. 14. Nursing interventions and future directions in community care for mentally disordered offenders, Helen Edment, Glasgow Forensic Outreach Team. 15. Forensic nursing interventions and future directions for forensic mental health practice, Phil Woods, University of Manchester, Mick Collins, Rampton Hospital Authority and Alyson M. Kettles, Royal Cornhill Hospital. References. Index.
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