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Recognizing risky behaviour among offenders : Improving the use of a crisis prevention action plan at a forensic psychiatric facility

Klok, C. (2020) Recognizing risky behaviour among offenders : Improving the use of a crisis prevention action plan at a forensic psychiatric facility.

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Abstract:The aim of this research is to improve the use of the Crisis Prevention Action Plan (CPAP) at a Forensic Psychiatric Facility (FPA). Through semi-structured interviews with staff members (N = 21) working at a FPA, information was gathered about how to improve the use of the CPAP. This is done using three research questions about what the optimal purpose, content and procedure should be of the CPAP. According to the purpose, interviewees mentioned that the early recognition of deteriorating behaviour and the early deployment of interventions to prevent crisis, as most important. Regarding the content, findings showed that the patient and the forensic nurse together should fill out the CPAP, in three phases, where concise and specific personalized behaviours have to be filled out. According to the procedure of the CPAP, most interviewees mentioned that patients should be involved in the CPAP procedure as much as the responsible forensic nurse and the therapist. Staff members should remind each other daily to check the CPAP and the forensic nurses should reflect on it with patients during weekly conversations. Staff members should receive training in making and using a CPAP. When all this is implemented the CPAP-procedure will be more homogeneously.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology MSc (66604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/80914
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