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.
For clinicians who work therapeutically with clients in forensic settings, the capacity to maintain boundaries is critical to safety as well as good treatment outcomes. The contributors to this multi-disciplinary book address the challenges of establishing boundaries in forensic settings to support practitioners in this aspect of their work.
Security and Insecurity in Forensic Mental Health
This groundbreaking book explores the psychodynamics and socio-politics of the forensic therapeutic milieu. Contributors describe the ethical, intellectual and emotional challenges of their work, providing readers with a theoretical and practical understanding of factors that help and hinder the development of effective therapeutic relationships.
An Introduction to the Psychodynamics of Forensic Mental Health Nursing
For those working in prolonged clinical contact with offenders, the nurse-patient relationship can be emotionally intense and sometimes difficult to express. This book attempts to understand and articulate the emotional labour of forensic nursing and explores the challenge of establishing and maintaining therapeutic relationships with offenders.
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