Long-Term Forensic Psychiatric Care | Discussion Forum

The purpose of this special interest group, which operates under the auspices of IAFMHS, is to establish an ongoing forum where issues and best practices regarding Long-term Forensic Psychiatric Care (LFPC) can be discussed and shared.

LFPC will concern itself with patients who do not profit enough from treatment to return safely to society. After years of various treatment attempts, some patients remain too dangerous or disruptive, and are still in need of substantial care. The seriousness and complexity of their problems, the strong societal response they evoke, the ethical considerations about the proportionality between their offences and the length of their custody, as well as the daily issues professionals on LFPC wards have to deal with will be subjects of this forum.

Target group

Anybody involved with LFPC patients: psychologists, psychiatrists, nurses, social workers, managers, administrators, lawyers, judges and other professionals.

LFPC issues include but are not limited to:

  • Establishing LFPC placement criteria
  • Determining a correct level of care and security for each patient
  • Organizing services so that a fitting care pathway can be devised for each patient
  • Designing a living environment optimally attuned to the possibilities and needs of LFPC patients
  • Measuring quality of life on LFPC wards
  • Ensuring well-being of LFPC employees
  • Developing research strategies applicable to this relatively small and diverse group of patients.

Chair: Hilde Wijma and Sandrine Mikkers

Email: h.wijma@propersona.nl; s.mikkers@pompestichting.nl

Meet the Long-Term-Forensic-Psychiatric-Care-Team at the 2024 Annual Conference in San Francisco! 

Date: June 19, 2024

Time: 8 am

Location: Artisan - Third Level

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