An audit of a specialist old age psychiatry liaison service to a medium and a high secure forensic psychiatry unit.

@article{Shah2006AnAO,
  title={An audit of a specialist old age psychiatry liaison service to a medium and a high secure forensic psychiatry unit.},
  author={Ajit Jesang Shah},
  journal={Medicine, science, and the law},
  year={2006},
  volume={46 2},
  pages={99-104}
}
The elderly prison population is increasing and there is a significant amount of unidentified psychiatric morbidity among elderly prisoners. A sizeable number of elderly subjects are referred to regional forensic units. These units are able to provide advice but are reluctant to admit frail, physically ill and vulnerable elderly into their unit because the ward environment is considered inappropriate for them. A sizeable number of inpatients in medium and high secure units are elderly. This… CONTINUE READING