Services for people requiring secure forms of care: a global problem

Holmes, Colin (2009) Services for people requiring secure forms of care: a global problem. In: Barker, Phil, (ed.) Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing: the craft of caring. Edward Arnold, London, UK, pp. 463-476.

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This chapter provides an overview of services available for people receiving psychiatric care in secure settings, principally those representing a significant danger to themselves or others, or who are detained in connection with an offence in law. The focus is on the services rather than on the roles of nurses and other health professionals, although I note some of the key challenges facing those who work in such settings. The organization and management of services differ greatly between jurisdictions, and the chapter focuses mainly on the UK, since it is well represented in published literature and provides well documented illustrations. To understand secure psychiatric services, and the problems they face, it is important to understand how they evolved.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Other)
ISBN: 978-0-340-94763-0
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Date Deposited: 20 May 2010 01:50
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111714 Mental Health @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920209 Mental Health Services @ 100%
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