Forensic nurses' perceptions of labels of mental illness and personality disorder: Clinical versus management issues

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/93134
Title:
Forensic nurses' perceptions of labels of mental illness and personality disorder: Clinical versus management issues
Authors:
Mason, Tom; Hall, Rebecca; Caulfield, Mike; Melling, Katherine
Abstract:
Anecdotally, forensic psychiatric nurses generally have a more negative perception of people diagnosed with a personality disorder and this negativity is focused more towards managing the behaviours rather than on treatment efficacy and clincal outcomes. this study reports on research carried out across the High, Medium and Low secure psychiatric services in the UK. One thousand two hundred questionnaires were distributed with a response rate of 34.6%. The results indicated a statistically significant differences across High (z=9.69; P< 0.01), Medium (z=11.06; P< 0.01) and Low (z= 9.57; P=0.01) security with a focus on the management of people with a personality disorder using the Wilcoxon paired samples test. There was also a statistically significant difference in relation to a more clinical/treatment focus for those with a diagnosis of mental illness in Medium (z= 9.69; P=0.01) and Low (z= 9.57; P<0.01) security but not in the High security services. Finally, the results showed significant differences between High, Medium and Low security on each of the four scales of Personality Disorder Clinical - Personality Disorder Management and Mental Illness Clinical - Mental Illness Management. This raises issues of stigma, prejudice and discrimination and suggests a refocus on skills development, acquisition and application for those with a label of personality disorder.
Affiliation:
University of Chester
Citation:
Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 17, 2010, pp. 131-140
Publisher:
Blackwell
Journal:
Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
Publication Date:
Feb-2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/93134
DOI:
10.1111/j.1365-2850.2009.01483x
Additional Links:
http://www.wiley.com/bw/journal.asp?ref=1351-0126
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
This article is not available through ChesterRep.
ISSN:
1351-0126
Appears in Collections:
Health and Social Care

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMason, Tomen
dc.contributor.authorHall, Rebeccaen
dc.contributor.authorCaulfield, Mikeen
dc.contributor.authorMelling, Katherineen
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-26T09:27:12Zen
dc.date.available2010-02-26T09:27:12Zen
dc.date.issued2010-02en
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 17, 2010, pp. 131-140en
dc.identifier.issn1351-0126en
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1365-2850.2009.01483xen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/93134en
dc.descriptionThis article is not available through ChesterRep.en
dc.description.abstractAnecdotally, forensic psychiatric nurses generally have a more negative perception of people diagnosed with a personality disorder and this negativity is focused more towards managing the behaviours rather than on treatment efficacy and clincal outcomes. this study reports on research carried out across the High, Medium and Low secure psychiatric services in the UK. One thousand two hundred questionnaires were distributed with a response rate of 34.6%. The results indicated a statistically significant differences across High (z=9.69; P< 0.01), Medium (z=11.06; P< 0.01) and Low (z= 9.57; P=0.01) security with a focus on the management of people with a personality disorder using the Wilcoxon paired samples test. There was also a statistically significant difference in relation to a more clinical/treatment focus for those with a diagnosis of mental illness in Medium (z= 9.69; P=0.01) and Low (z= 9.57; P<0.01) security but not in the High security services. Finally, the results showed significant differences between High, Medium and Low security on each of the four scales of Personality Disorder Clinical - Personality Disorder Management and Mental Illness Clinical - Mental Illness Management. This raises issues of stigma, prejudice and discrimination and suggests a refocus on skills development, acquisition and application for those with a label of personality disorder.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherBlackwellen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.wiley.com/bw/journal.asp?ref=1351-0126en
dc.subjectclinicalen
dc.subjectmanagementen
dc.subjectmental illnessen
dc.subjectpersonality disorderen
dc.titleForensic nurses' perceptions of labels of mental illness and personality disorder: Clinical versus management issuesen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chesteren
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursingen
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