The mental health service needs of all North London patients in medium (N=97) and maximum security (N=79) were assessed.
Patients and key nurses were interviewed using validated measures and, for patients in maximum security, the respective responsible medical officers (RMOs) also completed a standard enquiry form.
Multi-disciplinary panels from the catchment areas then rated immediate and future needs for security and treatment.
Unlike previous studies, we found only 25% of patients ready for an immediate move to lower security and a greater disparity between those thought ready for discharge by their Special Hospital RMO and those thought ready for discharge by the local panels.
We identified a particular unmet need for long-term, 24-hour, nurse-staffed accommodation, rather than long-term medium security.
Mots-clés Pascal : Service santé, Psychiatrie médicolégale, Hôpital psychiatrique, Besoin utilisateur, Santé mentale, Angleterre, Grande Bretagne, Royaume Uni, Europe, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health service, Forensic psychiatry, Psychiatric hospital, User need, Mental health, England, Great Britain, United Kingdom, Europe, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0433259
Code Inist : 002B18H05B. Création : 22/03/2000.