Geoff Dickens

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Affiliation: St Andrew's Hospital
Country: UK

Publications

  1. pmc The NHS, the private sector, and the virtual asylum. Editorial was destructive
    Philip A Sugarman
    BMJ 325:1300; author reply 1300. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint Smoking in a forensic psychiatric service: a survey of inpatients' views
    G Dickens
    St Andrew s Hospital, Northampton, UK
    J Psychiatr Ment Health Nurs 12:672-8; quiz 678. 2005
  3. ncbi request reprint Dose form modification - a common but potentially hazardous practice. A literature review and study of medication administration to older psychiatric inpatients
    Jean Stubbs
    St Andrew s Healthcare, Northampton, U K
    Int Psychogeriatr 20:616-27. 2008
  4. ncbi request reprint Gender differences amongst adult arsonists at psychiatric assessment
    Geoff Dickens
    St Andrew s Healthcare, St Andrew s Hospital, Billing Road, Northampton, NN1 5DG
    Med Sci Law 47:233-8. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint Smoking and mental health nurses: a survey of clinical staff in a psychiatric hospital
    G L Dickens
    Research Department, St Andrew s Hospital, Northampton, NN1 5DG, UK
    J Psychiatr Ment Health Nurs 11:445-51. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint Nurses' perceptions of the working environment: a UK independent sector study
    G Dickens
    Research Department, St Andrew s Hospital, Northampton, UK
    J Psychiatr Ment Health Nurs 12:297-302. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Characteristics of low IQ arsonists at psychiatric assessment
    Geoff Dickens
    St Andrew s Healthcare, St Andrew s Hospital, Billing Road, Northampton, NN1 5DG
    Med Sci Law 48:217-20. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint Delegation of medication administration: an exploratory study
    Geoff Dickens
    St Andrew s Hospital, Northampton
    Nurs Stand 22:35-40. 2008
  9. doi request reprint An audit of the use of breakaway techniques in a large psychiatric hospital: a replication study
    G Dickens
    St Andrew s Academic Centre, Kings College London Institute of Psychiatry, UK
    J Psychiatr Ment Health Nurs 16:777-83. 2009
  10. doi request reprint A systematic review of the evidence of clozapine's anti-aggressive effects
    Catherine Frogley
    St Andrew s Academic Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, Northampton, UK
    Int J Neuropsychopharmacol 15:1351-71. 2012

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Publications17

  1. pmc The NHS, the private sector, and the virtual asylum. Editorial was destructive
    Philip A Sugarman
    BMJ 325:1300; author reply 1300. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint Smoking in a forensic psychiatric service: a survey of inpatients' views
    G Dickens
    St Andrew s Hospital, Northampton, UK
    J Psychiatr Ment Health Nurs 12:672-8; quiz 678. 2005
    ..Psychiatric care staff should carefully consider whether their own smoking behaviour undermines their patients' attempts to stop smoking. More attention should be given to the views and needs of non-smokers...
  3. ncbi request reprint Dose form modification - a common but potentially hazardous practice. A literature review and study of medication administration to older psychiatric inpatients
    Jean Stubbs
    St Andrew s Healthcare, Northampton, U K
    Int Psychogeriatr 20:616-27. 2008
    ..Many older patients have difficulty in swallowing their tablets and capsules. Dose form modification, by crushing tablets or opening capsules, is often used by nurses to administer such medication...
  4. ncbi request reprint Gender differences amongst adult arsonists at psychiatric assessment
    Geoff Dickens
    St Andrew s Healthcare, St Andrew s Hospital, Billing Road, Northampton, NN1 5DG
    Med Sci Law 47:233-8. 2007
    ..Significant gender differences amongst arsonists indicates that different emphases in the treatment of male and female arsonists may be advisable, though a reliable evidence base for treatment has yet to be established...
  5. ncbi request reprint Smoking and mental health nurses: a survey of clinical staff in a psychiatric hospital
    G L Dickens
    Research Department, St Andrew s Hospital, Northampton, NN1 5DG, UK
    J Psychiatr Ment Health Nurs 11:445-51. 2004
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  6. ncbi request reprint Nurses' perceptions of the working environment: a UK independent sector study
    G Dickens
    Research Department, St Andrew s Hospital, Northampton, UK
    J Psychiatr Ment Health Nurs 12:297-302. 2005
    ..Previous studies of mental health nurses are now 10 years old and we present data that may provide a benchmark of perceptions of the working environment held by nurses working in mental health and learning disability settings...
  7. ncbi request reprint Characteristics of low IQ arsonists at psychiatric assessment
    Geoff Dickens
    St Andrew s Healthcare, St Andrew s Hospital, Billing Road, Northampton, NN1 5DG
    Med Sci Law 48:217-20. 2008
    ..Better understanding of the distinct characteristics of lower IQ arsonists is essential for improved prevention, treatment and management...
  8. ncbi request reprint Delegation of medication administration: an exploratory study
    Geoff Dickens
    St Andrew s Hospital, Northampton
    Nurs Stand 22:35-40. 2008
    ....
  9. doi request reprint An audit of the use of breakaway techniques in a large psychiatric hospital: a replication study
    G Dickens
    St Andrew s Academic Centre, Kings College London Institute of Psychiatry, UK
    J Psychiatr Ment Health Nurs 16:777-83. 2009
    ..It further demonstrates the need for a national curriculum for physical intervention training and development of the evidence base for the content of such training as a priority...
  10. doi request reprint A systematic review of the evidence of clozapine's anti-aggressive effects
    Catherine Frogley
    St Andrew s Academic Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, Northampton, UK
    Int J Neuropsychopharmacol 15:1351-71. 2012
    ..Larger, randomized, blinded, controlled studies with robust characterization of participants, and standardized measures of violence and aggression are, however, needed to fully understand this link and explore the possible mechanisms...
  11. ncbi request reprint An observational study of medication administration errors in old-age psychiatric inpatients
    Camilla Haw
    St Andrew s Hospital, Billing Road, Northampton, NN1 5DG, United Kingdom
    Int J Qual Health Care 19:210-6. 2007
    ..Relatively little is known about medication administration errors in mental health settings...
  12. doi request reprint Physical assault by patients against physiotherapists working in mental health settings
    Brendon Stubbs
    St Andrews Healthcare, Billing Road, Northampton NN1 5DG, UK
    Physiotherapy 95:170-5. 2009
    ..This research will inform the development of pre- and post-registration training programmes for physiotherapists...
  13. ncbi request reprint Portrayal of mental illness and special hospitals in the UK press
    Geoff Dickens
    St Andrew s Healthcare, Billing Road, Northampton
    Br J Nurs 17:1058-61. 2008
    ..Secondly, the article examines the press' reporting of the three English high-security special hospitals as an example of how the framing and personalization of stories is used to set the public agenda on mentally disordered offenders...
  14. ncbi request reprint A review of medication administration errors reported in a large psychiatric hospital in the United kingdom
    Camilla Malyn Haw
    Research Department of St Andrew s Hospital, Billing Road, Northampton NN1 5DG, United Kingdom
    Psychiatr Serv 56:1610-3. 2005
    ..The two most common factors cited by nurses as contributing to error causation were a busy, noisy environment and personal factors, such as feeling tired or unsupported. Physicians were cited as having contributed to some errors...
  15. ncbi request reprint A case series of clozapine for borderline personality disorder
    Catherine Frogley
    St Andrew s Academic Centre, Department of Forensic and Neurodevelopmental Science, Institute of Psychiatry, King s College London, Northampton, United Kingdom E mail
    Ann Clin Psychiatry 25:125-34. 2013
    ..Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a common, debilitating disorder for which the evidence base for treatment is modest. This case series aimed to explore preliminary evidence of clozapine's effectiveness for patients with severe BPD...
  16. doi request reprint A systematic review of the terms used to refer to people who use mental health services: user perspectives
    Geoff Dickens
    St Andrew s Academic Centre, Kings College London Institute of Psychiatry, Northampton, UK
    Int J Soc Psychiatry 58:115-22. 2012
    ..This paper systematically reviews empirical studies of terminological usage in order to ascertain current knowledge...
  17. ncbi request reprint Ethical implications of banning smoking
    Geoff Dickens
    J Psychosoc Nurs Ment Health Serv 44:19. 2006