A brief history of forensic mental health services in Western Australia

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Abstract

Objective: To scope the history of forensic mental health services in Western Australia since colonisation. Method: A range of primary sources, including archives, reports, and oral histories was consulted. Results: Forensic mental health services were identified as historically poorly managed, under-resourced, and inconsistently delivered. Conclusions: Current problems with forensic mental health services may be linked to historical factors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)297-299
Number of pages3
JournalAustralasian Psychiatry
Volume25
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jan 2017

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