Prevention and treatment

In Society ,
Written by Thursday, 10 December 2009 10:02
How a positive approach to forensic psychiatry helps prevent patient relapse Forensic patients with personality disorders undergoing outpatient treatment are less likely to fall back into criminal behaviour if they are satisfied with their quality of life. Good relationships with colleagues at work and structured leisure activities as well as…

An enriching experience

In Society ,
Written by Tuesday, 27 October 2009 10:07
Seven steps to a new lifestyle Many people will be familiar with a situation such as this during this current economic crisis: suddenly having to manage on a reduced income. What changes occur in life after an economic depression such as this? How do people cope with this and is…

The danger of consensus

In Society ,
Written by Wednesday, 24 September 2008 00:00
Philosopher makes a case for a pluriform society If it were up to him, the ‘living together, working together’ slogan of the current Balkenende Cabinet would be scrapped. ‘Why should we suddenly do everything together in the Netherlands? In what kind of society will this result?’ Sjaak Koenis objects to…

A right to explanations, a right to care

In Society ,
Written by Wednesday, 31 October 2007 00:00
Intellectual disability and terminal illness Coping with terminal illness is difficult for anybody. But how do people with intellectual disabilities fare when they themselves or someone close to them is diagnosed with a disease like cancer? Do they get enough information about the course of the illness and the treatment?…
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