Assessment of risk and special observations in mental health practice: A comparison of forensic and non-forensic settings

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/230412
Title:
Assessment of risk and special observations in mental health practice: A comparison of forensic and non-forensic settings
Authors:
Whitehead, Elizabeth; Mason, Tom
Abstract:
This article discusses research into the use of special observations in both forensic and non-forensic psychiatric settings. A comparative approach was adopted to establish if the perceived risk factors leading to the adoption of special observations were similar in both settings. Three groups of nursing staff were requested to assess 30 patients who were placed on special observations. Before this, nurses were requested to rate the risk factors in terms of their severity on a 7-point Likert scale. The rank-ordering analysis revealed a similarity of identified risk factors and anova (one-way, unrelated) and the Jonckheere Trend Test revealed that there were significant differences between the scores in the forensic and the non-forensic settings.
Affiliation:
University of Chester
Citation:
International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 2006, 15(4), pp. 235-241
Publisher:
Blackwell
Journal:
International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
Publication Date:
Dec-2006
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/230412
DOI:
10.1111/j.1447-0349.2006.00429.x
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http://eu.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-INM.html
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
This article is not available through ChesterRep.
ISSN:
1445-8330; 1447-0349
Sponsors:
This article was submitted to the RAE2008 for the University of Chester - Social Work and Social Policy & Administration.
Appears in Collections:
Health and Social Care

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dc.contributor.authorWhitehead, Elizabethen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMason, Tomen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-25T07:32:02Z-
dc.date.available2012-06-25T07:32:02Z-
dc.date.issued2006-12-
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 2006, 15(4), pp. 235-241en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1445-8330-
dc.identifier.issn1447-0349-
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1447-0349.2006.00429.x-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/230412-
dc.descriptionThis article is not available through ChesterRep.en_GB
dc.description.abstractThis article discusses research into the use of special observations in both forensic and non-forensic psychiatric settings. A comparative approach was adopted to establish if the perceived risk factors leading to the adoption of special observations were similar in both settings. Three groups of nursing staff were requested to assess 30 patients who were placed on special observations. Before this, nurses were requested to rate the risk factors in terms of their severity on a 7-point Likert scale. The rank-ordering analysis revealed a similarity of identified risk factors and anova (one-way, unrelated) and the Jonckheere Trend Test revealed that there were significant differences between the scores in the forensic and the non-forensic settings.en_GB
dc.description.sponsorshipThis article was submitted to the RAE2008 for the University of Chester - Social Work and Social Policy & Administration.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherBlackwellen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://eu.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-INM.htmlen_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to International Journal of Mental Health Nursingen_GB
dc.subjectforensic medicineen_GB
dc.subjectmental health servicesen_GB
dc.subjectpsychiatric nursingen_GB
dc.subjectrisk assessmenten_GB
dc.subjectviolenceen_GB
dc.titleAssessment of risk and special observations in mental health practice: A comparison of forensic and non-forensic settingsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chesteren_GB
dc.identifier.journalInternational Journal of Mental Health Nursingen_GB
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