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Non-judgemental nursing: when patients may have committed a crime

Any nurse could have contact with patients who have been accused or convicted of an offence, or found to have diminished responsibility for mental heath reasons

Any nurse could have contact with patients who have been accused or convicted of an offence, or found to have diminished responsibility for mental heath reasons

  • Providing care for people accused of or convicted of a crime can provoke difficult emotions but assumptions and judgements can get in the way of delivering compassionate care
  • Not only prison and mental health nurses, but those in any setting may be required to care for someone accused or convicted of a crime, or found to have diminished responsibility
  • Advice on how all nurses can suspend judgement and see the patient beyond the offence

For nurses working in prisons, mental health units and even hospital emergency

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