Should society be investing resources into the treatment of patients who have committed henious crimes?

Responses to classmates must consist of at least 350 words (not including the greeting and the references), do NOT repeat the same thing your classmate is saying, try to add something of value like a resource, educational information to give to patients, possible bad outcomes associated with the medicines discussed in the case, try to include a sample case you’ve seen at work and discuss how you feel about how that case was handled. Try to use supportive information such as current Tx guidelines, current research related to the treatment, anything that will enhance learning in the online classroom. Scenario 3: Should society be investing resources into the treatment of patients who have committed henious crimes? How would it be determined that a patient was rehabilitated (Keltner & Steele, 2018, p.239) ? The idea of rehabilitation after a crime is considered less and less with the severity of the crime (Brubacher, 2018). According to a study by Brubacher (2018), a heinous crime would fall into a category considered by many to be unworthy of rehabilitation. Currently, individuals who commit a crime under the assumption of a diagnosable mental illness are confined to forensic hospitals (Keltner & Steele, 2018). A specialized care team is needed to work with this group of individuals. It is proven the cost associated with caring for patient’s in a forensic hospital far outweighs the cost of patients in a psychiatric ward or prison (Heitzman & Markiewicz, 2017). It has long been thought rehabilitation of forensic hospital patients would save tax payers greatly, due to the increased cost of keeping them hospitalized (Heitzman & Markiewicz, 2017). Investing in rehabilitation of this patient population could result in savings for tax payers, but could also be dangerous for the general population. There is little evidence available to support the rehabilitation of patients who have commit heinous crimes. Due to the lack of evidence I would not support the rehabilitation of forensic hospital patients. If rehabilitation were an option, the specialized care team working with the forensic hospital would be capable in making informed decisions about the patient (Keltner 7 Steele, 2018). This could include whether the patient is able to proceed with rehabilitation. Best Regards, Erin Thomson References Brubacher, M. R. (2018). Third-party support for retribution, rehabilitation, and giving an offender a clean slate. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, 24(4), 503–517. Heitzman, J., & Markiewicz, I. (2017). Financing of forensic psychiatry in view of treatment quality and threat to public safety. Psychiatria Polska, 51(4), 599–608. Keltner, N.L. & Steele, D. (2018). Psychiatric nursing, (8th ed.). St. Louis, MO. Mosby.

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