A book edited by Alec Buchanan, MD, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry, was one of 11 titles to be “Highly Commended” by the British Medical Association (BMA) in its BMA Medical Book Awards 2018 competition.
“Care of the Mentally Disordered Offender in the Community,” second edition, offers developments in the social, administrative, and clinical context within which offenders receive mental health care in the community, according to Oxford University Press, the book’s publisher. The book provides a framework for the best practice of care for mentally disordered offenders.
It was one of 11 titles to be recognized by the BMA in the Psychiatry category. BMA received over 600 submissions from publishers across all specialty categories for this year’s awards.
Buchanan works in the Yale Department of Psychiatry’s Division of Law and Psychiatry. He co-edited the book with Lisa Wootton, a consultant forensic psychiatrist based in London.
Among those contributing content to the book was Michael Norko, MD, MA, Professor of Psychiatry at Yale and Director of Forensic Services for the Connecticut Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services.