08 Oct Forensic High and Intensive Care: lessons learned from the implementation of a new care model
Forensic High and Intensive Care: lessons learned from the implementation of a new care model
Paper presentation148Sylvia Gerritsen, Amsterdam University Medical Center (UMC), the Netherlands
Schadee ZaalSat 09:00 - 10:30
Several years ago, a new care model was developed in Dutch forensic psychiatry called Forensic High and Intensive Care (FHIC). FHIC aims to foster the transition from control-based care, including the seclusion of patients, to contact-based care in forensic psychiatry. The core elements of the FHIC model are; care ethics, stepped care, the premise that a crisis is relational, safety in contact, and the inclusion of (family) peer providers in the team. In this presentation, the focus will be on the development and implementation of FHIC. A mixed methods study was performed at a large number of forensic care wards. Among others, challenges in and lessons learned for daily practice and the implementation process of the FHIC model are identified. These lessons are relevant to initiate such change in a complex healthcare practice such as forensic psychiatry.
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