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In this study, survival analysis is used to examine time to rearrest for both domestic violence and nondomestic violence crimes among a cohort of domestic violence offenders (N = 286) over a 10-year period. In addition, risk factors for rearrest such as demographic, offending history, and batterer treatment variables are examined to determine their influence on domestic and nondomestic violence recidivism. Overall, the results suggest that approximately half of domestic violence offenders are rearrested. Furthermore, among those who are rearrested, they are rearrested fairly quickly and for generalized (both domestic and nondomestic violence offenses) versus specialized offending. Risk factors associated with both types of rearrest included age, marriage, and domestic violence offense history. Several additional risk factors were unique to rearrest type. Study limitations are explicitly stated and policy implications are discussed.Source:
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An 18-Year-Old Woman Who Attacked a Policeman With a Knife: Our Memorable Lesson on Treatable Causes of Dystonia
This chapter discusses the case of an 18-year-old woman, who had dystonia. She was sent to a psychiatric facility. She received low doses of haloperidol and a tricyclic antidepressant and after 2 weeks developed drooling, twisting of the neck to the right, and trouble walking. At that point, the psychiatrist consulted the movement disorders neurologist. She had drooling and cervical dystonia with laterocollis to the right with a mild rotational component. She presented an interesting diagnostic and treatment challenge. At the outset, the differential diagnosis consisted of primary psychiatric disorder and a possibility of drug-induced movement disorder versus a spontaneous movement disorder with psychiatric manifestations as seen in Wilson’s disease (WD). Her tests confirmed the diagnosis of WD, and she was treated with Penicillamine with the knowledge that it can cause further drop in platelets. Over the next several months, her eye movement became normal and the cervical dystonia disappeared.
College counseling has entered an era that promises to be radically different than any time in its previous 100-year history. College students in this 21st century are more technologically advanced than previous generations and more likely to take virtual classes than previous generations of college students. Traditional services provided by the college counseling center are: individual and group counseling, psychoeducational groups, evaluation and assessment, career counseling, consultation to faculty and staff, medication management and resident advisor (RA) training. Nontraditional services are defined as virtual counseling, advising, and related services offered via distance technology. College counseling centers have long offered types of self-instructional services. They will need to address social media in ways that are both ethically sound and also able to effectively engage college students in seeking counseling services. The counselor can administer the Dimensions of a Healthy Lifestyle Scale (DHLS) to the client and then discuss the findings.
The purpose of the study was to develop an institutional care model that reflected staff nurses’ perceptions of what nursing means to them. Swanson’s (1991) care theory concepts were compared to the nurses’ responses to evaluate if this middle-range theory could support a theoretically based institutional care model. It was discovered that the theoretical concepts of knowing, being with, enabling, doing for, and maintaining belief found in Swanson’s (1991) care theory were expressed by the nurses. A care model was created that provided a visual display and guided nursing practice at this institution.
- Go to article: 33rd International Association for Human Caring Conference Caring Connections: Research, Practice, Education