Orensic mental healthcare module. critical analysis Essay tittleVIOLENCE RISK AMONG PEOPLE WITH SEVERE PERSONALITY DISORDER

Module title: FORENSIC MENTAL HEALTHCARE

Essay (Critical analysis)

My chosen Topic: Violence risk among people with severe personality disorder

. You should cover the mental health aspect thoroughly, E.G you cannot write about domestic violence as this does not involve mental health

5 Key areas you need to address:

1. Biological aspects of personality disorder you need to address genetic factors or biological factors associated with personality disorder.

2. Psychological perspectives & theories E.G Different psychological theories on personality disorder, including psychoanalytical, cognitive , & social learning theory.

3. Sociological aspects. E.G if you are writing about Black & ethnic minority or cultural issues you need to address migration .

4. Ethical issues & their link& implication to care. E. G. Can you lock someone with personality disorder even though they have not committed an offence.

5. The interface with legal issues E. G mental health act. Consider NICE guidelines

The key issue is implications to care . Should people be locked in prison or hospital and how should society deal with this issue

Also meet the learning outcomes and indicative content

You should make references harvard system. 4000words

headings should be clear.

Overall aim for the module:

The aim of this module is to provide theoretical underpinning, integrated with clinical experience, to inform practice and enhance clinical decision-making within the specialist arenas of forensic/challenging behaviour healthcare. It has proved to be attractive to both clinical practitioners within forensic mental health care or the criminal justice system, or to professionals working within related fields i.e. social workers, nurses or probation officers. Interested a?laya people have also accessed the modular content in the past and have found it both interesting and informative.

Learning outcomes:

On successful completion of the module, students will be able to:

1) Critically analyse current social policy initiatives, and thereby determine their implications for practice.

2) Debate, in depth, the effect of culture on the provision of mental health services and determine how it influences the health care of the individual client.

3) Critically appraise the interplay between the penal system, criminal justice system and the psychiatric services, in order to determine the issues pertinent to the collaboration of multi-disciplinary professionals and multi-agency working.

4) Critically apply ethical principles, in order to facilitate informed decision-making within the practice environment

5) Critically synthesise significant interventions applicable to clients displaying challenging behaviours.

6) Identify and critique pivotal legal concepts related to the care and custody of mentally disordered offenders.

Indicative Content:

A· The tensions that exist between social policy, institutional culture and meeting the needs of the individual patient will be explored.

A· The conflict between detention and therapy will be debated further by analysing the relationship and role of the penal system, the health care system, and the judiciary. Consequently, the module content reflects the interplay between the health care system, courts and the penal system.

A· The role of the court, sentencing policy and current/future statute and case law developments will be discussed.

A· A range of ethical issues will be debated and analysed, to enable the practitioner to apply them in the clinical environment.

A· Specific strategies to manage and treat challenging behaviours will be explored and evaluated, taking an a?evidence based healthcarea approach.

A· A range of assessment tools and intervention strategies available to the practitioner will be examined. The student will explore the fundamental concepts of a?riska, a?treatabilitya, and a?therapeutic relationshipsa.

A· Assessment criteria

A· The aim of this module is to enable students to enhance their knowledge of key literature, specifically including ethical and social policy issues and critical apply to the concepts to practice.

assessment strategy is intended to allow students to debate, analyse and critique a range of perspectives. This will provide students with an opportunity to critically debate, in depth, an aspect of policy or ethical dilemma for which current theory will have been reviewed. This will enable students to present arguments and counter arguments in order to evaluate a range of perspectives.

The use of a supporting paper is intended to evaluate the students ability to transpose the above arguments into a more formal medium and to formally justify their conclusions in terms of the available literature. In completing the supporting paper the student is expected to:-

A· 1. Demonstrate knowledge of issues pertaining to the mentally disordered offender at or near the current limits of understanding, within a specific areas of social policy, ethical and legal dilemmas, and management and treatment strategies.

A· 2. Select, apply, and evaluate appropriate arguments in relation to the treatment and management of mentally abnormal offenders or those who present with challenging behaviour.

A· 3. Critically explores theories, concepts and clinical practice issues. They should be able to apply the clinical information in a manner that is consistent with ethical and legal principles, and integrates theoretical concepts with current treatment approaches.

A· 4. Demonstrate their ability to further enhance and analyse critically their knowledge in the field of forensic mental health care. In particular, they should be able to differentiate between therapeutic approaches used with these client groups and justify clinically appropriate assessment and management strategies.

A· 5. Synthesise ideas and/or information and apply them to the management and care of mentally abnormal offenders