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Characteristics and needs of long-stay forensic psychiatric inpatients: a rapid review of the literature

Huband, Nick; Furtado, Vivek; Schel, Sandra; Eckert, Mareike; Cheung, Natalie; Bulten, Erik; Völlm, Birgit

Authors

Nick Huband

Vivek Furtado

Sandra Schel

Mareike Eckert

Natalie Cheung

Erik Bulten

Birgit Völlm



Abstract

This rapid review summarises currently available information on the definition, prevalence, characteristics and needs of long-stay patients within forensic psychiatric settings. Sixty nine documents from 14 countries were identified. Reports on what constitutes ‘long-stay’ and on the characteristics of long-stay patients were inconsistent. Factors most frequently associated with longer stay were seriousness of index offence, history of psychiatric treatment; cognitive deficit, severity of illness, diagnosis of schizophrenia or psychotic disorder, history of violence, and history of substance misuse. Although some countries are developing specific long-stay services, there is presently no consensus on what might constitute ‘best practice’ in such settings.

Citation

Huband, N., Furtado, V., Schel, S., Eckert, M., Cheung, N., Bulten, E., & Völlm, B. (in press). Characteristics and needs of long-stay forensic psychiatric inpatients: a rapid review of the literature. International Journal of Forensic Mental Health, 17(1), https://doi.org/10.1080/14999013.2017.1405124

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Nov 12, 2017
Online Publication Date Jan 15, 2018
Deposit Date Nov 15, 2017
Publicly Available Date Jan 16, 2019
Journal International Journal of Forensic Mental Health
Print ISSN 1499-9013
Electronic ISSN 1932-9903
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 17
Issue 1
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/14999013.2017.1405124
Keywords Forensic psychiatry; Length of stay; Long-stay patients; Mentally disordered offenders; Patients’ needs
Public URL http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/48163
Publisher URL http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14999013.2017.1405124
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/end_user_agreement.pdf
Additional Information This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in International Journal of Forensic Mental Health on 15 January 2018, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/14999013.2017.1405124

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