An evaluation of new services for personality-disordered offenders: Staff and service user perspectives

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/97768
Title:
An evaluation of new services for personality-disordered offenders: Staff and service user perspectives
Authors:
Fortune, Z. (Zoë); Rose, D. (Diana); Crawford, M. (Mike); Slade, M. (Mike); Spence, R. (Ruth); Mudd, D. (David); Barrett, B. (Barbara); Coid, J. W. (Jeremy); Tyrer, P. (Peter); Moran, P. (Paul)
Affiliation:
University of Teesside. School of Health and Social Care.
Citation:
Fortune, Z. et. al. (2010) 'An evaluation of new services for personality-disordered offenders: Staff and service user perspectives', International Journal of Social Psychiatry, 56 (2), pp.186-195.
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Journal:
International Journal of Social Psychiatry
Issue Date:
Mar-2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/97768
DOI:
10.1177/0020764009105281
Abstract:
Background: Little is known about effective treatment for personality-disordered (PD) offenders. We aimed to obtain the perspective of service users and staff on: (a) the experience of receiving treatment; and (b) the experience of delivering treatment, within new forensic services for PD offenders. Material: Thematic analysis was applied to qualitative interviews with 30 service users and 22 staff. Discussion: Service users perceived that they were making positive changes in the areas of anger management, communication, self-harm, self-esteem and insight into their difficulties. Undertaking the clinical work was extremely stressful for staff. Conclusions: Forensic PD services may be having an important impact on the quality of service users' lives. Whether treatment is successful in reducing long-term risk to others remains to be seen, and the cost-effectiveness of these services needs to be examined.
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
offenders; personality disorder; qualitative; service user; staff; treatment
ISSN:
0020-7640
Rights:
Subject to restrictions, author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 30/04/2010]
Citation Count:
0 [Web of Science, 30/04/2010]

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dc.contributor.authorFortune, Z. (Zoë)en
dc.contributor.authorRose, D. (Diana)en
dc.contributor.authorCrawford, M. (Mike)en
dc.contributor.authorSlade, M. (Mike)en
dc.contributor.authorSpence, R. (Ruth)en
dc.contributor.authorMudd, D. (David)en
dc.contributor.authorBarrett, B. (Barbara)en
dc.contributor.authorCoid, J. W. (Jeremy)en
dc.contributor.authorTyrer, P. (Peter)en
dc.contributor.authorMoran, P. (Paul)en
dc.date.accessioned2010-04-30T15:20:56Z-
dc.date.available2010-04-30T15:20:56Z-
dc.date.issued2010-03-
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal of Social Psychiatry; 56(2):186-195en
dc.identifier.issn0020-7640-
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0020764009105281-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/97768-
dc.description.abstractBackground: Little is known about effective treatment for personality-disordered (PD) offenders. We aimed to obtain the perspective of service users and staff on: (a) the experience of receiving treatment; and (b) the experience of delivering treatment, within new forensic services for PD offenders. Material: Thematic analysis was applied to qualitative interviews with 30 service users and 22 staff. Discussion: Service users perceived that they were making positive changes in the areas of anger management, communication, self-harm, self-esteem and insight into their difficulties. Undertaking the clinical work was extremely stressful for staff. Conclusions: Forensic PD services may be having an important impact on the quality of service users' lives. Whether treatment is successful in reducing long-term risk to others remains to be seen, and the cost-effectiveness of these services needs to be examined.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSAGE Publicationsen
dc.rightsSubject to restrictions, author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 30/04/2010]en
dc.subjectoffendersen
dc.subjectpersonality disorderen
dc.subjectqualitativeen
dc.subjectservice useren
dc.subjectstaffen
dc.subjecttreatmenten
dc.titleAn evaluation of new services for personality-disordered offenders: Staff and service user perspectivesen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Teesside. School of Health and Social Care.en
dc.identifier.journalInternational Journal of Social Psychiatryen
ref.citationcount0 [Web of Science, 30/04/2010]en
or.citation.harvardFortune, Z. et. al. (2010) 'An evaluation of new services for personality-disordered offenders: Staff and service user perspectives', International Journal of Social Psychiatry, 56 (2), pp.186-195.-
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