In 2017 Norway introduced capacity-based legislation in mental health care with the aim of increasing patient autonomy and legal protection, and reducing the use of coercion. The aim of the study was to explore health professionals’ experiences of how capacity-based legislation affects healthcare services for...

Aim: To advance our understanding of nurses’ clinical decision-making concerning use of rapid tranqullisation in adult mental health inpatient settings. Methodology: An integrative review was conducted using the methodological framework described by Whittemore and Knafl (2005). Findings (preliminary): Altogether 151 meaning units were ed from...

Aim: In this study, we aim to gain insights in the self-harming behavior and in the relation with other aggressive behavior of patients admitted to a closed ward in a psychiatric hospital.Method: Data were gathered between September 2019 and January 2021. The Self-Harm Scale and...

Aim: To investigate which formal coercive measures, (described by law), mental health patients and staff experience as least restrictive and how patients and staff rank various types of coercive measures.Methodology: The project consists of three sub studies: 1) a systematic review; 2) translation and validation...