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Description - Therapeutic Relationships with Offenders by Anne Aiyegbusi

Working in any area of mental health nursing presents complex issues regarding the nurse-patient relationship. For those working in prolonged clinical contact with offenders, relationships with patients and colleagues can be particularly emotionally intense and sometimes difficult to express. This book attempts to understand and articulate the emotional labour of forensic nursing and explores the challenge of establishing and maintaining therapeutic relationships with offenders. The first book to consider the emotional and relational component of forensic mental health nursing, the chapters cover a number of specialist forensic areas from this psychodynamic perspective, such as women's services, services for people with personality disorders, intensive care, high security psychiatric hospitals, medium secure units and services for adolescent offenders. A chapter on therapeutic communities is also included, along with chapters on challenging relational phenomena such as working with hate and the difficulties of managing difference when working in environments that produce high levels of anxiety. Therapeutic Relationships with Offenders provides essential information for mental health nurses working in the forensic field and will be of interest to any professionals working with challenging populations and people with personality disorders.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781843109495
ISBN-10: 1843109492
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 15mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publish Date: 15-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Anne Aiyegbusi

Anne Aiyegbusi has worked as a nurse in forensic mental health services for many years and is interested in integrating forensic psychotherapy with the nursing role. Additionally, she is interested in attachment theory and its application within forensic services. Anne is currently undertaking a PhD and her research addresses the nurse - patient relationship with people who have personality disorders. Jenifer Clarke- Moore has worked as a nurse in forensic mental health services and services for people with personality disorders for many years. She has led in the delivery of psychodynamic nursing practice within forensic services and has also provided psychological therapies. Jenifer is currently working as a Consultant Nurse with a specialist personality disorder service at Gwent Healthcare NHS Trust.