Forensic Medicine & Pathology of the Vulnerable Patient

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A case of generalised papules

A 75 year old man who lived in a nursing home complained of itching and a rash that had lasted for four months. The man had experienced a traumatic …

Medical Journals

Doctors who kill themselves: a study of the methods used for suicide | QJM: An International Journal of Medicine

Medical practitioners have a relatively high rate of suicide. Death entry data for doctors who died by suicide or undetermined cause between 1979 and …

Research

Care home nurse filmed spraying aerosol into dementia patient's face

A care home worker has been convicted of ill-treating an elderly woman with dementia as secret footage emerged of her spraying an aerosol can in the …

Crime

Human rights education in patient care

Abstract<p>This article explores how human rights education in the health professions can build knowledge, change culture, and empower advocacy. Through …

How bitter herbs and botched abortions kill three women a day in the Philippines

In a country where more than 65% of women don’t use contraceptives and terminating pregnancy is illegal, ‘torturous’ practices are often the only option<p>Outside the gates of Manila’s Quiapo church, deals are being done. Bitter herbs and abortion medication are traded illegally.<p>Next to an imposing …

Rights & Freedoms

Supporting patients who are bereaved

What you need to knowAcute grief is distinct from depression and other psychiatric disordersSymptoms of grief include prominent yearning and longing …

Homeless babies and starving parents: the poverty seen by doctors

A survey of 250 paediatricians reveals a shocking return to old-fashioned poverty that will hit future generations<p>Nearly one in three children in the UK – a total of four million – live in poverty. It’s a statistic that perhaps many people acknowledge is shocking, but they don’t appreciate its …

Poverty

A&E 'unacceptable place' for mental health patients in crisis

At the Royal College of Nursing’s annual congress in Liverpool today, nurses said patients in some cases had to wait up to 12 hours in “busy” and …

Traumatic stress in children

Introduction<p>What are the long term effects of traumatic stress?<p><b>What is traumatic stress?</b><p>Children, like adults, sometimes experience or witness …

Lord Lucan's widow: I suffered years of beatings and mental abuse at the hands of my killer husband

The wife of the late Lord Lucan has given her fullest account yet of the physical and psychological abuse she endured at his hands prior his disappearance.<p>Veronica, the Dowager Countess of Lucan, said she was beaten and belittled for years before her husband attacked her in their former home, after …

Crime

Vulnerable tenants targeted by drug gang 'cuckoos'

Gangs are befriending vulnerable people before taking over their homes for crack dealing<p>Criminal gangs are targeting isolated individuals living in housing association and council accommodation by befriending them then taking over their homes to deal drugs, say charities working with vulnerable …

Housing

Kevin Bales: How to combat modern slavery

Tackling Modern Slavery - Stronger Together

What is Op Tarak - Detective Inspector John Turner

Operation Tarak

How do these networks work?<p>Drug networks operated from large cities are moving into the county. Members of these networks travel in and out of the …

Watch FFLM Webinars - Child Safeguarding Online

$18.35<p>USD<p>instock<p>Vimeo<p>https://vimeo.com/ondemand/fflmwebchildsafeguarding<p>video<p>Dr Peter Green has been working for over 30 years as a Forensic …

5 signs of an abusive relationship most people will dismiss

<b>If asked to name signs of abuse in a relationship, many would assume physical violence.</b><p>Domestic violence and relationship abuse are often cognitively …

Mapped: Sexual offences reported in England and Wales, 2016

Yesterday, the Office of the National Statistics released their latest data on crimes reported to the police forces across the country.<p>Our analysis …

Government response to UK's soaring prison suicide rate has been pitiful

Jails have become dirty, frightening and dangerous places, which are creating and exacerbating mental health problems<p>Record levels of self-harm and suicide in our jails reveal a collapse in mental health support for vulnerable prisoners.<p>Last year there were 40,161 recorded instances of prisoners …

Mental Health

Jimmy Prout 'forced to eat own testicle' in 'Dark Ages' abuse

<b>A vulnerable man died after months of torture including being forced to eat one of his testicles, a court heard.</b><p>Jimmy Prout, 45, was subjected to months of "Dark Ages" abuse by a group he thought were his friends, the jury at Newcastle Crown Court was told.<p>Ann Corbett, 26, Zahid Zaman, 43, Myra …

REsTRAIN YOURSELF Toolkit

The overall aim of the REsTRAIN YOURSELF Programme is to:<p><b>Reduce the incidence of harm caused to patients and staff as the result of</b> <b>physical restraint</b> …

Police face drain due to NHS failures on mental health

Police are facing “an unacceptable drain” on their crime-fighting resources because of the failure of the NHS to treat mental health patients …

Online health records may increase risks for victims of abuse

In a final wave of “modernisation”, NHS England wants to give all patients online access to their GP medical records. On the surface, this may seem …

INOUIRIES: JASMINE BECRFORD CASE

From Jasmine Beckford to Daniel Pelka: a history of chaos and calumny

In three decades of child protection, an alliance between state and children has been compromised by the compliance culture<p>Almost three decades lie between the deaths of four-year-old Daniel Pelka and four-year-old Jasmine Beckford. Both suffered cruelty, beatings, and starvation. Both were, in …

Family Law (UK)

Social Work on Trial

Dark secrets of childhood

Dark secrets of childhood: Media power, child abuse and public scandals<p>By Fred Powell, Margaret Scanlon

Social Work, Child Protection and Politics: Some Critical and Constructive Reflections

This Critical Commentary reflects on how the author's personal and professional experiences have both mirrored and fed into the changing policy and …

Depression: Let's talk

Prevention of suicide among adolescents<p>10 May 2017 -- Suicide is the second leading cause of death among 15-29 year-olds. This short documentary …