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Email interview

01 April 2006

Learning Disability Practice


Least restrictive environments are ‘vital’, delegates told

01 June 2004

Learning Disability Practice

Conference report

Various government policies on learning disabilities (for example, England’s Valuing People White Paper) have failed to address forensic issues in a coherent way....


01 April 2003

Learning Disability Practice


Learning disability services caring for offenders often struggle to find an appropriate platform to share their work and to network with colleagues. People with a...

Working with dangerous people: The psychotherapy of violence

01 April 2006

Learning Disability Practice

Book Review

The 15 chapters of this specialist text are divided into Part 1 (five chapters) dealing with the theory underpinning the psychotherapy of violence, and Part 2 (ten...

Information Sharing: challenges and opportunities

01 November 2005

Mental Health Practice


This is one in a series of NACRO good practice guides about working with mentally disordered offenders and focuses on the sharing of confidential information....

Meeting the challenge

23 September 1987

Nursing Standard


The 1983 Orwell Strategy Services for people with a mental handicap (Welsh Office 1983) provided a major focus for the development of comprehensive services for...

1995 review not a true reflection

09 January 1996

Nursing Standard


I am writing to you about 'Review of the year 1995’(News December 13). This said: ‘A report into Ashworth special hospital said many nurses there were untrained or...

Supervising people with co-occurring disorders in community settings: the American experience

01 November 1999

Mental Health Practice

Dual diagnosis

In the USA, the term ‘co-occurring disorder’ describes people who have a DSM IV Axis 1 major mental disorder (e.g. psychotic, depressive, and bipolar disorders) and...

Forensic Mental Health Nursing: Current Approaches

01 June 2000

Learning Disability Practice

Book review

A FORENSIC APPROACH THIS BOOK is a welcome addition to the growing literature in the area of forensic mental health nursing. The text meets both the needs of the...

Childhood abuse a common factor among offenders

01 May 2003

Learning Disability Practice

News features

Contrasting definitions of what constitutes a ‘learning disability’ trigger significant amounts of confusion among professionals, according to Elisabeth Milne, a...