Caring Science and the Development of Forensic Psychiatric Caring



Ulrica Hörberg RPN, PhD

Perspectives in Psychiatric Care

October 31, 2014



This study aimed to discuss how caring science can contribute and provide a theoretical foundation for the development of caring within forensic psychiatric care.


It is not only a challenge but also a great opportunity to use caring science theory within forensic psychiatric care when caring for the patients and supporting their health processes.

Practice Implications

There is a need for more knowledge about, understanding of, and willingness to care for patients within forensic psychiatric settings in a “true caring” way. In order to achieve this, a caring culture is required, one that supports carers and provides them with opportunities to further develop a caring attitude.









Human Services and Justice Coordinating Committee