Caring Science and the Development of Forensic Psychiatric Caring

 

 

Ulrica Hörberg RPN, PhD

Perspectives in Psychiatric Care

October 31, 2014

 

 

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ppc.12092/abstract

 

Purpose

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

Conclusions

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

www.hsjcc.on.ca/