Forensic psychiatric research
The Research Department at the Regional Forensic Psychiatric Clinic in Växjö pursues research and development projects in close collaboration with patients, staff, patients’ and relatives’ associations, authorities, clinical settings and universities. We work with both basic and applied research since we aim to better understand different mental health problems and behaviors, as well to provide guidelines for how to treat these challenges.
We pursue research within the following disciplines:
- Neuroscience (understanding brain function in relation to behaviors and mental health problems)
- Person-centered care (the significance and consequences of patient participation in the care)
- Psychiatry & psychology (understanding and providing guidelines for assessment and treatment of mental health problems)
- Healthcare science (e.g., lifeworld approach)
- Treatment studies
The Research Department at the Regional Forensic Psychiatric Clinic in Växjö pursues both local development projects as well as large-scale research studies in collaboration with other care-, forensic-, and academic institutions. Starting 2018, we are involved in the single largest effort ever to increase the evidence base for forensic psychiatry, FORevidence (länk). We are also a part of the network DIPS, which works with questions pertaining to patient participation in compulsory psychiatric care.
Furthermore, our research department is tasked with knowledge dispersion – both to patients, staff, and society in general. We aim to stimulate research and development within the Southern Care Region in Sweden.