A necessary dialogue between the concepts of "care" of the health system and of "custody" of the judicial system. Considerations and suggestions from the Italian Psychiatric Association (SIP).

Author/s Esecutivo della Società Italiana di Psichiatria (SIP) Comitato
Publishing Year 2016 Issue 2016/1 Language Italian
Pages 6 P. 130-135 File size 38 KB
DOI 10.3280/PU2016-001010
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The closing of Forensic Psychiatric Hospitals and the opening of "Residences for the Execution of Safety Measures" (REMS) in Italy poses several questions to psychiatric care. The following topics are discussed: the patient’s consent to treatment and the psychiatrists’ legal responsibility for crimes committed by their patients, insanity and danger to society, the risk that the psychiatrists’ role becomes mere social control and prevention of danger. It is emphasized the danger for psychiatrists of treating forensic patients in custody.

Keywords: Forensic Psychiatric Hospitals, psychiatrist’s legal responsibility, social control, relationship between care and custody, safety in psychiatry

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Esecutivo della Società Italiana di Psichiatria (SIP) Comitato, Dibattiti. Il dialogo necessario tra la Sanità che Cura e la Giustizia che Custodisce. Valutazioni e proposte della SIP in "PSICOTERAPIA E SCIENZE UMANE" 1/2016, pp 130-135, DOI: 10.3280/PU2016-001010