Ward Climate Within a High Secure Forensic Psychiatric Hospital: Perceptions of Patients and Nursing Staff and the Role of Patient Characteristics

de Vries, M.G. and Brazil, I.A. and Tonkin, M. and Bulten, B.H. (2016) Ward Climate Within a High Secure Forensic Psychiatric Hospital: Perceptions of Patients and Nursing Staff and the Role of Patient Characteristics. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 30 (3). pp. 342-349. ISSN 08839417 (ISSN)

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Abstract

Within this study the relationship between patient characteristics (age, length of stay, risk, psychopathy) and individual perceived ward climate (n = 83), and differences between staff's and patient perceptions of climate (n = 185) was investigated within a high secure forensic hospital. Results show that therapeutic hold was rated higher among staff compared to patients, while patients held a more favorable view on patient cohesion and experienced safety. Furthermore, patient characteristics (age, risk and psychopathy) were found to be related with individual ratings of ward climate. The findings underline the importance of assessing ward climate among both patients and staff in clinical practice. © 2015 Elsevier Inc.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B700 Nursing
Divisions: Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences > Dept. Criminology and Sociology
UoA Collections > UoA 04: Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience
Depositing User: Miss Jessica Baylis
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2016 11:32
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2017 12:02
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/549

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