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Beyond observation: self-harm in prisons

01 June 2011

Mental Health Practice


The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence defines self-harm as an expression of personal distress. The main strategy at present for managing the...

Young onset dementia service provision and its effect on service users and family members

Mental Health Practice

evidence & practice

Dementia in people under the age of 65 is not well recognised and is generally treated in the same way as it is in people aged over 65. However, the evidence shows...

The practice of seclusion: a review of the discourse on its use

25 April 2018

Mental Health Practice

Seclusion is an intervention used as a safety measure to manage patients who are violent, show disturbed behaviour and who pose a risk of harm to others (Department...

Research in prison: a researcher-practitioner’s view

01 April 2010

Nurse Researcher

issues in research

The prevalence of physical and mental health problems is high in prisoners compared with the general population, although health services are closing the gaps. These...