Psychological Nature Today the world now has medications, therapy, and much more to treat psychological diseases and disorders. Psychological nature is the nature of someone affecting the mind. The psychological nature is very important essentially it is not just affecting someone’s mind but there whole body and the wellbeing of that person.
Those who struggle with chronic mental illness sometimes, exhibit limited insight and judgment regarding their treatment (Menninger,2001). This potentially becomes detrimental because they can be a danger to themselves and/or others, and cannot care for themselves independently. In an involuntary commitment policy, the typical stakeholders consist of psychiatric patients, psychiatrist, medical doctors ,law enforcement, and legislators. During the policy formulation process, each of the stakeholders is able to provide different viewpoints given their field of
To reassure that there were a high completion rate, the responses for most of the questions were check boxes and some questions expected a short written answer. It was made sure that a note was taken to differentiate self-injury from suicide by providing a definition “Self-injury refers to inmates hurting themselves, but without the intention of committing suicide.” (Smith and Kaminski 2011:31). It was also made sure that the surveys were sent out to those who worked closely within the mental health profession and that they worked closely with this type of population – where they should be able to distinguish the difference between suicide and self-injury without the intent of killing
To be more specific, this essay has investigated if the primary objective of imprisonment is to punish or to help the criminals. It is clear that there is a strong case on both sides. Both aims of imprisonment, the punishment, and the rehabilitation are significant for the prisoners. Someone who committed a crime needs to get help, needs to change his life and become a better person. However, this is not possible to happen while he is out of the prison.
The idea of someone being so mentally ill that he or she is unable of comprehending his or her actions and should not be held accountable for them has been a long-standing doctrine in the justice system. Since it was established in 1843, there has been a lot of controversy surrounding the subject. While many people think that the insanity defense is just a ‘Get Out Of Jail Free’ card, however, I think that the insanity defense not only assists the mentally ill , but also benefits everyone else as well. Firstly, having the insanity defense administers help to those in need of it. Secondly, the mentally ill may not be suitable for rough prison life.
Prisons, penitentiaries, correctional facilities and psychiatric forensic hospitals are in place to provide rehabilitation and treatment to offenders who have mental illnesses. Correctional facilities are high stress areas where many offenders may have conditions consequent on trauma and they could have labile emotions that may predispose to violence against other individuals and caregivers. Within the field of forensic nursing there is considerable debate about the significant aspects of the forensic nurse’s role. An imperative task for the forensic nurse is to complete an assessment of the offenders’ violence risk. The purpose of this paper is to critically review a journal article titled ‘Risk Assessment of Forensic Patients Nurses’ Role’
In conclusion, offenders who have been confined to prison require a little more attention in prisons than what they have been receiving. Not only will programs such as anger management, substance abuse counseling, vocational skills assist them in ways to readjust to society once they have been released but it is essential for offenders to seek some kind of aftercare program once released. Engaging is some kind of aftercare assistance upon being unconfined is important and can help revitalize ones position in society. There are a number of aftercare programs that can contribute to making the transaction an effortless one, those consist of community involvement, faith based setting, and enrolling in educational courses.
Before the internship my confidence in the court was very minimal. However, during and after the internship I discovered some remarkable things. It was discovered that the courts did not necessarily pose an unconstitutional risk to defendants but that they offer programs that can prevent a defendant from going to jail as well as offer programs that allows the defendant
The “how and why” of illnesses is not as relevant. I learned which medications would be ordered and how to administer them but not how they worked or what the nuances for choosing one over the other were for a certain patient. Nursing confirmed my inclination that serving others in a healthcare setting was the right pathway for me, but it was the beginning of when I felt as if I were consistently missing a piece of the puzzle in the patient care I yearned to provide. I started looking more towards physicians and observing their method of treatment and
9, pg. 229). The article I summarized claims that even though there has been a mighty change in the system it was not designed to meet the complicated needs of mentally ill inmates in their care (The New York Times Editorial Board). Both the article and the textbook state the needs of the mentally ill inmates are difficult and expensive and their needs are not always met. The text claims the correctional officers have other needs and the article says the system needs further improvement to fully meet the needs of the mentally ill. It would seem that regardless of if it is a systematic issue that needs to be resolved or a change that needs to happen on a personnel level, both sources clearly state there needs to be changes in effect in order to house these types of inmates properly and
At the end of the paper I will discuss polices that would help increase the number of patients that receive help both inside the prison or even other criminals that may not be incarcerated but under other forms of supervision. I think that doing my senior paper on mental health in prisons have many advantages, first of all, there is a lot of new information and statistics coming out all the time. I think that it is also a very important topic because a lot of people in the world suffer from some kind of mental illness. The down side of this topic is that, while there is a lot of information about mental illness, it was a little hard to find about mental illness inside
The correctional facilities should provide evaluations and specific psychological test to determine if the person has a mental illness or if they do not while in jail. Inmates that have mental illness should be sent to a mental health facilities rather than being kept in jail where they not receiving the help they need. If the inmate is not treated for the proper mental disorder than they can be a danger to the correctional facilities and themselves. Lastly, if inmates are giving a psychological test then the correctional facilities will stop overlooking the inmates with a mental illness that need to be in a mental health facilities rather than housed in jail. How forensic psychologist can play a role?
Not many people can self identify what is wrong with their thought processes, yet alone change them. However once that is done the next step is to determine the underlying issues that are causes the depressive tendencies to be present (Durand & Barlow, Mood Disorders and Suicide, 2016). The idea with this is that because the individual has already identified the errors in the way they processes information and have changed that, with the new "look on life" mentality these issues that cause the depressive episodes won 't seem as bad. The patient can take a look at the presented issues and change things for the
The gist of this lawsuit is to provide healthcare for those in prison with mental disabilities. Not providing the right care violates the Eighth Amendment, fourteenth Amendment, and the Rehabilitation Act. The court 's are trying to fix this problem, Schwarzenegger announced that overcrowding prisoner increased the risk of illness and caused and environmental pollution. The court 's remedy was the Prison Litigation Reform Act, which was assembled by the three-judge court to issue an inmate 's release order, That was not the only remedy the court used to try to fix the problem they also tried to change the prison health care system.