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Therapeutic Interventions for Forensic Mental Health Nurses

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Written 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.
  • Published: Oct 26 2001
  • Pages: 288
  • 234 x 154mm
  • ISBN: 9781853029493
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Press Reviews

  • Proquest

    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.
  • Mental Health Today

    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.