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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/151408
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Forensic Nursing Cornered by the Law
Abstract:
Forensic Nursing Cornered by the Law
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2006
Author:Koopman, Rik A. H., BHSC, RN
P.I. Institution Name:GGZ Drenthe
Title:Admission Director
In the Netherlands there are three sorts of hospitals dealing with clients with forensic psychiatric problems. Justice Department Hospitals (TBS, high security), Forensic Psychiatric Hospitals (FPK, medium security) and Forensic Psychiatric Units in regular Psychaitric Hosptials (FPA, low security). In this presentation I will describe the forensic mental health nursing issues from a FPK perspective. There are three Forensic Psychiatric Hospitals (FPK) in The Netherlands (Amsterdam, Eindhoven and Assen) and they are treatment settings, where nursing and psychiatric medical treatment, intensive care and safety measures are synchronised. Treatment goals are aimed for the minimisation of mental health problems and re-integration into society. In cases where this is not possible clients are referred back to i.e. the prison system or other mental health services like residentials. A direct relationship between a client?s legal status and nursing treatment does not exist in Dutch Forensic Psychiatric Hospitals. The only differences can be seen in freedom of movement, transport, discharge and the application of forced treatment. The Dutch Justice Department describes more then eleven different legal statuses. During this presentation three of them were described: 1. Artikel 15.5 meaning: a hospital measure for prison inmates, 2. Artikel 37 - meaning: a schedule ordered by the criminal court, and 3. T.B.S  (Her Majesty?s Pleasure) meaning to be ordered to be detained and forced nursing. The presenter discussed these three different laws with the aid of three short case histories. These cases showed how forensic mental health nurses are faced with the advantages and disadvatages to differentiate, when referrals are made by probation and parole officers, prisons and the Justice Department and mental health treatment has started. The effects of misjudging a referral for the FPK mental health nurses and the challenges to guard against these misjudgements were also discussed.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleForensic Nursing Cornered by the Lawen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/151408-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Forensic Nursing Cornered by the Law</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Koopman, Rik A. H., BHSC, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">GGZ Drenthe</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Admission Director</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">rik.koopman@ggzdrenthe.nl</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">In the Netherlands there are three sorts of hospitals dealing with clients with forensic psychiatric problems. Justice Department Hospitals (TBS, high security), Forensic Psychiatric Hospitals (FPK, medium security) and Forensic Psychiatric Units in regular Psychaitric Hosptials (FPA, low security). In this presentation&nbsp;I will describe the forensic mental health nursing&nbsp;issues from a FPK perspective. There are three Forensic Psychiatric Hospitals (FPK) in The Netherlands (Amsterdam, Eindhoven and Assen) and they are treatment settings, where nursing and psychiatric medical treatment, intensive care and safety measures are synchronised. Treatment goals are aimed for the minimisation of&nbsp;mental health problems and re-integration into society. In cases where this is not possible clients are referred back to i.e. the prison system or other mental health services like residentials. A direct relationship between a client?s legal status and nursing treatment does not exist in Dutch Forensic Psychiatric Hospitals. The only differences can be seen in freedom of movement, transport, discharge and the application of forced treatment. The Dutch Justice Department describes more then eleven different legal statuses. During this presentation&nbsp;three of them were described: 1. Artikel 15.5 meaning: a hospital measure for prison inmates, 2. Artikel 37 - meaning: a schedule ordered by the criminal court, and 3. T.B.S&nbsp; (Her Majesty?s Pleasure) meaning to be ordered to be detained and forced nursing. The presenter discussed these three different&nbsp;laws with the aid of three short case histories. These cases showed&nbsp;how forensic mental health nurses are faced with the advantages and disadvatages to differentiate, when referrals are made by probation and parole officers, prisons and the Justice Department and mental health treatment has started. The effects of misjudging a referral for the FPK mental health nurses and the challenges to guard against these misjudgements were also discussed.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:01:22Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:01:22Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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