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The authors used an interview questionnaire to assess competency to consent to voluntary admission in a group of 50 newly admitted psychiatric patients. Using a number of alternative definitions of competency with this sample of patients tested shortly after admission, they found that a majority of patients appeared to have severe impairment of competency.(More)
Establishing behavioral consistency in serial homicide offending behavior is essential when linking homicides together and to a common offender. An examination of 35 serial homicide behaviors utilized by 90 offenders in 450 serial homicide cases was carried out to identify whether these offenders consistently performed the same behaviors across their series(More)
Clinical rotations in acute medical and psychiatric inpatient facilities are an essential component of the education for undergraduate nursing students. The benefits students receive from these clinical experiences have been documented, but no data have been reported regarding the advantages that students may bring to agencies. This exploratory study, which(More)
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