Inpatient care and management

Authored by: Kevin Gournay , Richard Benson , Paul Rogers

Handbook of Forensic Mental Health

Print publication date:  March  2008
Online publication date:  August  2012

Print ISBN: 9781843922629
eBook ISBN: 9780203118276
Adobe ISBN: 9781136308802

10.4324/9780203118276.ch21

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Abstract

Since Bedlam, one of the main tasks of mental institutions has been the protection of the public from the risks, real or perceived, from mental patients. Security through environmental measures of containment and some form of restraint have been forever present.

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