Living ‘in between’ outside and inside: The forensic psychiatric unit as an impermanent assemblage

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Reavey, P, Tucker, I, Brown, SD, McGrath, L and Kanyeredzi, A (2018). Living ‘in between’ outside and inside: The forensic psychiatric unit as an impermanent assemblage. Health and Place. 55, pp. 29-36.
AuthorsReavey, P, Tucker, I, Brown, SD, McGrath, L and Kanyeredzi, A
Abstract

This paper presents analysis from a study of staff and patient experiences of the restrictive environments of a forensic psychiatric unit. The paper conceptualises the forensic unit as an impermanent assemblage, enacted in and through practices that hold a future life outside the unit simultaneously near, yet far. We show how the near-far relations between life inside and outside the unit operate in three ways; 1) in relation to the ‘care pathway’, 2) practices of dwelling, and 3) creating and maintaining connections to life ‘beyond’ the unit. The paper concludes with a discussion about possible ways to overcome the limitations to recovery that can arise through practices of impermanence.

Keywords1117 Public Health And Health Services; 1604 Human Geography; Public Health
Year2018
JournalHealth and Place
Journal citation55, pp. 29-36
PublisherElsevier
ISSN1353-8292
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1016/j.healthplace.2018.10.009
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Print19 Nov 2018
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Accepted30 Oct 2018
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