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Therapeutic Interventions for Forensic Mental Health Nurses

by Alyson Kettles, Phil Collins and Mick Woods Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Pub Date:
10/2001
ISBN:
9781853029493
Format:
Pbk 288 pages
Price:
AU$54.99 NZ$57.38
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Written by experts in the field of forensic medical health care, this book explores the current and emerging interventions in forensic nursing and the care of the mentally-disordered offender, with an emphasis on clinical practice and 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 perspectives from the care of women in secure services, serverely assaultive patients and sex offenders, the role of inpatient therapy and nurse therapists and the importance of spritual nursing and educational interventions. THe book also examines the client group itself and considers new roles for nurses in the light of recent research.

Preface, Malcolm Rae. Introduction, Alyson M. Kettles, Royal Cornhill Hospital, Phil Woods, University of Manchester and Mick Collins. Rampton Hospital Authority. Chapter 1. The implications of clinical governance for forensic nursing, John Gibbon, Rampton Hospital Authority and Alyson M. Kettles, Royal Cornhill Hospital. Chapter 2. Exploring the interface of competence and clinical effectiveness, Carol Watson, The State Hospital Carstairs. Chapter 3. Nursing interventions and future directions with patients who constantly break rules and test boundaries, Penny E. Schafer, University of Saskatchewan. Chapter 4. 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. Chapter 5. Nursing interventions and future directions with the severely mentally ill, Paula Ewers, Scott Clinic and Paul Ikin, Scott Clinic. Chapter 6. Nursing interventions and future directions with severely assaultive patients, Mark Chandley, Ashworth Hospital Authority. Chapter 7. Nursing interventions and future directions with exercise therapy, Lesley Adams, Royal Cornhill Hospital. Chapter 8. Nursing interventions and future directions with women in secure services, Anne Aryegbusi, Ashworth Hospital Authority. Chapter 9. Nurse therapy in forensic mental health, Paul Rogers, Glanrhyd Hospital and Kevin Gournay, Institute of Psychiatry. Chapter 10. Nursing interventions and future directions with sex offenders, Mary Addo, Royal Cornhill Hospital. Chapter 11. Socially constructed narrative interventions: a foundation for therapeutic alliances, Stephan D. Kirby, St Lukes Hospital and Dennis Cross, School of Health, University of Teesside. Chapter 12. Spiritual care in forensic nursing: spiritual interventions and future directions for care, John Swinton, King's College, University of Aberdeen. Chapter 13. Nursing interventions and future directions in community care for mentally disordered offenders, Helen Edment, Glasgow Forensic Outreach Team. Chapter 14. 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. Appendices. References. Index.

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.
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 lecturer at the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting at the University of Manchester. Mick Collins is a research nurse at the Rampton Hospital Authority.