Results: 103

For: crime

Childhood traumatic brain injuries predict risk of poor long-term outcomes


Eleanor Kennedy reports on a nationwide Swedish cohort study, which finds that traumatic brain injury consistently predicted later risk of premature mortality, psychiatric inpatient admission, psychiatric outpatient visits, disability pension, welfare recipiency and low educational attainment.

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#PreventableHarm discussion 20/7/16: Can risk assessment in mental health be evidence-based?


Can risk assessment in mental health be evidence-based? Join us for the #PreventableHarm discussion in London on Wed 20th July 2016. This free open ‘question time’ style debate is being organised by the UCL Division of Psychiatry, The Lancet Psychiatry and the National Elf Service.

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Let’s talk about sex! Sexual consent for people with learning disabilities


Nick Burton presents a recent literature review about the right to legal capacity to consent to sex for people with learning disabilities. He highlights a number of important questions that staff need to consider so that they can support people with learning disabilities to have healthy sexual relationships.

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Costs of the police service and mental health care pathways


Alastair Canaway reviews a new study that maps and costs pathways through mental health and police services, and models the cost impact of implementing key policy recommendations.

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Rape of older people: challenging the ‘Real Rape’ stereotype


Jill Manthorpe welcomes a recent paper by Bows & Westmarland, which provides a very useful summary of research about the rape and sexual violence committed against older women in the UK.

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What happens to people after discharge from secure psychiatric hospital?


Laura Hemming considers a recent systematic review of patient outcomes following discharge from secure psychiatric hospitals. The review finds that patients from secure units have a higher chance of mortality and suicide following discharge, than people from other settings.

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Can audits of family contact for out of area placements inform improvements in practice?


Russell Woolgar summarises a study of family contact during out of area placements for patients in a specialist forensic intellectual disability service.

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Access to justice for victims and survivors of elder abuse


Jill Manthorpe looks at a study on access to justice for victims of elder abuse and considers the implications for adult safeguarding practice and the implementation of Making Safeguarding Personal policy.

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Drug-using offenders with co-occurring mental illness


Meg Fluharty summarises a recently updated Cochrane systematic review about interventions for drug-using offenders with co-occurring mental illness.

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No link between SSRI use and violent crime in over 25s


Sarah McDonald considers the implications of a recent cohort study of SSRI use and violent crime, which suffered from the usual headline grabbing media coverage, so typical of research about young people, violence, crime, drugs and mental health.

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