Volume 30, Issue 4 (October 1985)

    The Distribution of Staff Time Between Treatment and Security Functions for a Maximum Security Forensic Service: A Preliminary Report

    (Received 15 November 1984; accepted 7 January 1985)

    Published Online: October

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    Despite the number of secure psychiatric facilities in operation, there has been little in the literature that discusses the interface between security and treatment. After the establishment of a new maximum security forensic psychiatric facility at Mendota Mental Health Institute, a study of the breakdown of security and treatment duties of clinical staff was undertaken. The authors report the results of this study, and discuss ways in which to improve communications and cooperation between security and clinical staff.


    Author Information:

    Morrow, B
    Unit chief, Community Preparation Services Unit, Mendota Mental Health Institute, Madison, WI

    Schwanz, C
    Forensic research analyst, Mendota Mental Health Institute, Madison, WI

    Schmidt, J
    program and planning analyst, Bureau of Planning and Development, State of Wisconsin

    Eklof, M
    staff nurse, Madison General Hospital, Madison, WI

    Miller, RD
    Director of forensic training, Mendota Mental Health Institute, Madison, WI


    Stock #: JFS11068J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS11068J

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    Title The Distribution of Staff Time Between Treatment and Security Functions for a Maximum Security Forensic Service: A Preliminary Report
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