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:
“WORKING WITH VIOLENCE IN ADULTS AND YOUTH 2019. Effective clinical, welfare and legal strategies” is an international conference that brings together policy contributors, lawyers, clinicians, legal decision makers, advocates, and researchers to explore the phenomenon of violence from a cross-disciplinary perspective.... Read more
“FORENSIC MENTAL HEALTH CARE: PARENTS’ PERSPECTIVE” Thoughts from the International Journal of Mental Health Nursing (Impact Factor: 2.033). Researchers, from both the academic community (University of Nottingham and Swansea University) and healthcare settings (Langdon Hospital, Dawlish, and Shannon Clinic Regional Secure Unit, Belfast), explored the experiences of parents with an adult son or daughter receiving […]... Read more
Researchers from the EU-VIORMED Consortium met up in Düsseldorf, Germany. On October 8, 2018 researchers arrived to Schloss Mickeln, a beautiful and peaceful place, to dedicate theirselves to the project. All partners worked hard to pursue the EU-VIORMED goals. During meeting days important points were discussed and interesting data were presented to the group. The EU-VIORMED […]... Read more