Opinions of professionals and family members about the national mental health act law regulating involuantary commitment of psychiatric patients: an international comparative study (Norway sample)

Christian Lauvrud - Lokalt ansvarlig, Camilla Buch Gudde (Prosjektdeltaker), Richard Whittington (Prosjektleder,Prosjektdeltaker)

Region:
SIFER Midt
Status:
Start / slutt:
2014 / 2019
Forskningsansvarlig:
St. Olavs Hospital HF
Prosjektnummer:
520865
Fagområde:
Sikkerhetspsykiatri
Temaer:
Psykiatri og jus, Sikkerhets- og fengselspsykiatri
Cristin:
https://app.cristin.no/projects/show.jsf?id=520865

This study investigated the opinions of 246 professionals and family members about the operation of the Norwegian mental health law regulating forcible admission and treatment of psychiatric patients. A brief questionnaire was distributed via e-mail to samples of Norwegian psychiatrists, general practitioners, acute and community mental health nurses, members, police officers, psychologists and family members. The levels of agreement/disagreement were measured on a Likert- scale. The study’s results and conclusions will be presented at the conference.