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Commentary on: Antonsson H, Dahliavy L, Mouline H, et al. Struggling with unnecessary suffering-registered nurses’ experiences of delayed decisions on treatment without consent in forensic psychiatric inpatient care. Int J Ment Health Nurs. 2023. doi: 10.1111/INM.13194. Epub ahead of print.
Implications for practice and research
Nurses are at the forefront of witnessing the effects of involuntary interventions, particularly the use of forced medication.
Additional research is needed to better understand the impact of the use of involuntary care and treatment in forensic psychiatry, from the perspective of service users, nurses and families.
In several countries, including Sweden and Canada,1 there has been an increase in the use of legal measures, including involuntary admission, treatment order and …
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