Forensic Nursing and Mental Disorder

1st Edition

Clinical Practice


  • Norman McClelland
  • Martin Humphreys
  • Lorraine Conlon
  • Tony Hillis
    • Print ISBN 9780750643092


    Forensic Nursing and Mental Disorder in Clinical Practice is an ideal companion for qualified mental health nurses and for students on clinical placements. It is designed to be practical and relevant to the everyday realities when nursing patients with mental disorders.

    Table of Contents

    Foreword by Rosemary V Cope; Introduction; Referral to admission; Assessment and clinical risk; Treatment approaches: Introduction to treatment approaches; Relatives and carers; Inter-professional working; Vocational rehabilitation; A psychoeducation model for schizophrenia; Therapeutic dilemmas in forensic practice; Dealing with hostility; Suicide/self harm; Legal aspects; Education and training; Diversion from custody; Aftercare; Future challenges; Index


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    © 2001
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    About the authors

    Norman McClelland

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Associate Nurse Director, Education & Practice Development, Tees and North East Yorkshire NHS Trust, Yorkshire, UK

    Martin Humphreys

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Senior Lecturer in Forensic Psychiatry, University of Birmingham; Honorary Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist, Reaside Clinic, South Birmingham Mental Health NHS Trust, Birmingham, UK

    Lorraine Conlon

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Postgraduate in Psychological Counselling, Head of Nursing, Reaside Clinic, South Birmingham Mental Health NHS Trust, Birmingham, UK

    Tony Hillis

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Formerly Deputy Director of Nursing, Forensic Division West London Healthcare NHS Trust, London, UK