Forensic Mental Health Nursing SIG
The ACMHN Forensic Mental Health Nursing SIG re-grouped in late 2020 with the aim of bringing forensic mental health nurses in Australia together. It is a space for sharing of research and ideas, learning, collaboration and reflection. The SIG now meets once every two months and has had a variety of presenters, both nationally and internationally. presenting their work in a variety of areas such as restrictive interventions and assessment of violence and aggression.
The Forensic SIG welcomes all forensic mental health nurses and mental health nurses who may have an interest in forensic mental health nursing to join. Please get in touch with any ideas for presentations/discussion topics or suggested presenters (this may even be you!).
Meet the Chair
Alison is a Credentialed Mental Health Nurse and lecturer at Monash University, with a background in the area of forensic mental health nursing, specifically working with women in this setting. She is currently enrolled in a doctor of philosophy (nursing) exploring the use of seclusion for women in forensic mental health settings. She has taught in and coordinated pre-registration programs, and taught in post-registration nursing programs, with her main teaching focus being mental health, and law and ethics for nurses.
If you're interested in forensic mental health nursing, you might find some of these resources useful.