Choreographies of sexual safety and liminality: Forensic mental health and the limits of recovery
Reavey, P., Brown, S., Ravenhill, J., Boden-Stuart, Z and Ciarlo, D. (2022). Choreographies of sexual safety and liminality: Forensic mental health and the limits of recovery. Social Science and Medicine. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssmmh.2022.100090
|Authors||Reavey, P., Brown, S., Ravenhill, J., Boden-Stuart, Z and Ciarlo, D.|
Medium secure forensic psychiatric units are unique environments within the broader “post asylum” landscape of mental health services. Length of stay is much greater and restrictions on behavior, including sexual behavior, are legally and institutionally legitimated, due to concerns regarding risk. As a result, sexuality is rarely explored with service users and no official policies on sexual conduct and sexual safety have yet been developed, despite sexuality being linked to positive recovery outcomes.
|Keywords||mental health, forensic unit, sexuality, risk, safety|
|Journal||Social Science and Medicine|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssmmh.2022.100090|
|25 Mar 2022|
|Publication process dates|
|Accepted||06 Mar 2022|
|Deposited||23 May 2022|
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This research was funded by the Wellcome Trust (ref: 207925/Z/17/Z). The funders had no role in study design; in the collection, analysis or interpretation of data; in the writing of the article; or in the decision to submit it for publication.
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