© 1998

Critical Perspectives in Forensic Care

Inside Out

  • Tom Mason
  • Dave Mercer


  • A timely exploration of care within secure units particularly appropriate given recent spotlight on special hospitals
    Approach is both authoritative and challenging text should make readers think

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Tom Mason, Dave Mercer
    Pages 1-8
  3. Ged McCann
    Pages 47-63
  4. Richard Whittington, David Balsamo
    Pages 64-84
  5. Tom Mason, Mark Chandley
    Pages 85-101
  6. Tom Mason, Dave Mercer
    Pages 129-145
  7. Mick McKeown, Dave Mercer
    Pages 209-229
  8. Gerry Carton
    Pages 244-255
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 257-259

About this book


A full and challenging examination of the practice and contextual issues relating to nursing in secure units - whether within special hospitals, the prison service or more general hospitals. Historical and philosophical issues are explored, then more practical aspects are discussed.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Tom Mason
  • Dave Mercer
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Forensic Practice Development CentreAshworth HospitalUK
  2. 2.Diploma in Forensic Care and ManagementUK

About the editors

TOM MASON is Lecturer in Forensic Psychiatric Nursing/Research at the University of Liverpool and Ashworth Hospital.

DAVE MERCER is Lecturer-Practitioner in the Forensic Practice Development Centre at Ashworth Hospital where he is Course Director for the Diploma in Forensic Care and Management.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Critical Perspectives in Forensic Care
  • Book Subtitle Inside Out
  • Editors Tom Mason
    Dave Mercer
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1998
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-333-69310-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-333-69311-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-349-26104-8
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 280
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Previously published under the imprint Palgrave
  • Topics Psychiatry
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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