The EUropean Study on VIOlence Risk and MEntal Disorders (EU-VIORMED) is a new collaborative research project that aims to improve the quality of forensic psychiatric care in Europe.

Forensic psychiatry treats mentally disordered people who are a risk to the public. Here, the assessment and treatment of mentally disordered offenders must accurately formulate and understand  the complicated relationship between mental disorders and the risk of violence to self and others, while avoiding being overly restrictive.

Forensic psychiatry spans a challenging physical and ethical space between the needs and rights of patients, the public and the criminal justice system, and between medical treatment and public protection.
Forensic psychiatric services of one form or another exist in every EU state, but their design, operational models, clinical resources and guiding principles differ markedly. Today they are expanding in some member states, while contracting in others.

EU-VIORMED aims to:

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Describe forensic psychiatry services as they exist today in 2018 across the European Union.

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Identifying risk factors for violence in a unique international forensic sample and

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Testing for the very first time in a related EU sample two contrasting methods of violence risk assessment.

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Exploring what works for these often marginalized patients, their families and their carers, at an operational, clinical and ethical level.
4 maggio 2018
UNIMIB

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MacCAT-T training completed

Researchers from the Department of History, Philosophy and Ethics of Medicine, Centre for Health and Society Medical Faculty, at the Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf, Germany – EU-VIORMED P6 UDUS – (Heiner Fangerau, Chantal Marazia, and Vasilija Rolfes) provided a comprehensive training on MacArthur Competence Assessment Tool for Treatment (MacCAT-T) to the EU-VIORMED partners (Wien, April 5-7, […]... Read more

15 marzo 2018
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EU-VIORMED TRAINING DAYS April 5-7, 2018 Wien

European Study on Risk Factors for Violence in Mental Disorder and Forensic Care: a multicentre project The EU-VIOMED partners will develop skills and knowledge on several instruments that will have a key role for EU-VIORMED data collection. The educational focus will include training on risk assessment tools (HCR-20v3 and OxMIV), the Camberwell Assessment of Need – Forensic version (CANFOR), and The MacArthur Competence Assessment Tool for Treatment (MacCAT-T).... Read more

21 febbraio 2018
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Trends of treatment of mentally ill offenders in the EU-VIORMED: updating the overview at the European Psychiatric Association Congress (EPA) in Wien, April 4-7, 2018

Is there a correlation between mental disorders and the risk of violence? A symposium at the EPA congress in Wien will try to address this key question within the framework of the EU-VIORMED study (EUropean Study on VIOlence Risk and MEntal Disorders), involving the design of a new mapping of forensic psychiatry in different EU-Member States. ... Read more

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