Mental illness

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Abstract

Forensic mental health has been the subject of intense interest in recent years. Developments in policy and education and the emergence of specialist qualifications in the area, as well as public interest and scrutiny have meant that practitioners are examining and developing their practice. Publications in this area have either looked at the theoretical background or focussed on individual client problems. This book addresses the whole context of effective practice and its development in this challenging area of care. This practical text is founded in empirical forensic application. It aims to provide readers with clear guidance on how to tackle core issues in relation to the care and management of the diverse client population, drawing together a range of expertise from a variety of professional backgrounds. Based on available evidence and firmly grounded in practice, the range of chapters and contributors here reflect the importance of multi-disciplinary teamwork in this area. It will be an invaluable source of practical guidance for students and practitioners in forensic mental health.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationForensic Mental Health Issues in Practice
EditorsColin Dale
PublisherBailliere Tindall Ltd
Chapter14
ISBN (Electronic)9780702024412
ISBN (Print)0702024414
Publication statusPublished or Issued - 2001

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