Mullins Molecular Retrovirology Lab

  • Department of Microbiology
  • School of Medicine
  • University of Washington
University of Washington/Fred Hutch Center for AIDS Research

Citation Information

Mullins J, Paler H (None). Identifying and transferring offenders with mental health needs. Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987), 27(11), 42-7; quiz 49. (pubmed)


This article provides an overview of the challenges encountered by mental health staff involved in the transfer of offenders with mental health problems between prisons and secure hospital settings. The article presents a case study demonstrating the importance of identifying offenders with mental health needs to provide appropriate care and support, prevent further mental deterioration and reduce the risk of offenders harming themselves or others.