The Good News

  • Announcement: New Ph.D. Student, Jonas Kerring, Joins RFM

    We are delighted to announce the addition of Jonas Kerring to RFM as a Ph.D. student. Jonas will be actively engaged in the research project on the “Guided Clinical Decision-making for Mechanical Restraints Use” (GCDMR). Please join us in welcoming Jonas to our research community. We look forward to his valuable contributions and the advancements…


  • Ny medarbejder

    RFM byder velkommen til Sofie Aslerin som ny videnskabelig assistent 🇩🇰🇩🇰


  • New PhD student at RFM!

    We are thrilled to welcome Martin L. Pedersen to our team! Martin is warmly welcomed to RFM and SDU as a Ph.D. student for the project: “Improving care for ethnic minorities: a study on the use of rapid tranquillisation in forensic mental health inpatient settings”. Martin’s expertise and dedication to his field are expected to…


  • Scientific models for qualitative research: a textual thematic analysis coding system – Part II

    Background Models are central to the acquisition and organisation of scientific knowledge.They can be viewed as tools for interpretive description as well as cognitive representations ofan empirical phenomenon. However, discussions about how to develop models in qualitativeresearch – particularly in the literature on thematic analysis – are sparse.Aim To discuss an approach to scientific qualitative…


  • New Article: Nurses’ clinical decision-making in the use of rapid tranquillization in adult mental health inpatient settings: An integrative review.

    Rapid tranquillization is a restrictive practice that remains widely used in mental health inpatient settings worldwide. Nurses are the professionals most likely to administer rapid tranquillization in mental health settings. To improve mental health practices, an enhanced understanding of their clinical decision-making when using rapid tranquillization is, therefore, important. The aim was to synthesize and…


  • Scientific models for qualitative research: a textual thematic analysis coding system – Part 1

    Background Models are central to the acquisition and organisation of scientific knowledge. However, there are few explanations of how to develop models in qualitative research, particularly in terms of thematic analysis. Aim To describe a new technique for scientific qualitative modelling: the Empirical Testing Thematic Analysis (ETTA). Part 2 describes the ETTA model. Discussion ETTA generates a semantic…


  • New article accepted!

    Pedersen, M. L., Gildberg, F., Laulund, R., Jørgensen, K. & Tingleff, E., 2023, Nurses’ clinical decision-making in use of rapid tranquillisation in adult mental health inpatient settings: an integrative review.  I: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing. (Accepteret/In press)  – Stay tuned !


  • New Professor Søren Birkeland

    IRS TiltrĂŚdelsesseminar – Søren Fryd Birkeland ”Bedre psykiatrisk behandling? –videnskabelige undersøgelser af behandlings- og reguleringsmĂŚssige udfordringer og muligheder” Tirsdag d. 10. januar 2023 kl. 14.00 ‘SKY’ mødelokalet (14. etage)Campus Kollegiet, Syddansk UniversitetCampusvej 1, 5230 Odense M Tilmeld Klinisk professor Søren Fryd Birkeland I anledning af Søren Birkelands tiltrĂŚdelse som klinisk professor i psykiatri- og sundhedsret ved…


  • The Danish Court Case Database: a data source in forensic mental health? 

    Pedersen, M. L., Gildberg, F., & Birkeland, S. (2022). The Danish Court Case Database: a data source in forensic mental health? Scandinavian Journal of Forensic Science. Vol.28 – No 1 – 2022- Page 1-5 – doi: 10.2478/sjfs-2022-0011 Abstract: Grey literature complementing evidence from common scientific sources, such as journals, may serve to provide a broader range of evidence,…


  • New Article Published !

    The purpose of this study was to explore the experiences and perceptions of parents in forensic mental health services with regard to their cooperation with healthcare professionals and their role as parent carers. 15 participants were interviewed using qualitative, in-depth interviews and transcripts were analysed thematically. The identified themes were ‘Medical dominance, ‘Interactions with healthcare…


  • Oral Defence Session!

    Its a pleasure to invite you to Anne Louises PhD Oral Defence Session “Prevention of metabolic syndrome in forensic mental health patients”


  • NEW:  Hospitalisation time is associated with weight gain in forensic mental health

    Anne Louise Winkler Pedersen, Frederik Alkier Gildberg, Peter Hjorth, Mikkel Højlund & Kjeld Andersen (2022) Hospitalisation time is associated with weight gain in forensic mental health patients with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, Nordic Journal of Psychiatry, DOI: 10.1080/08039488.2022.2053202


  • DPSN konference 2022


  • Professor Frederik A. Gildberg & Adjunct Professor John Baker Inaugural seminar

    ”RECORE – Reducing Coercive and Restrictive Practices“ Thursday, December 2, 2021, from 13:30 to 16:30 CET The Auditorium, University of Southern Denmark Faculty of Health Sciences, J.B. Winsløws Vej 25, DK-5000 Odense C – Full Program click here


  • FOSTREN-EViPRG Training School 2021

    The first FOSTREN-EViPRG Training School turned out to be a major hit amongst the participants!Thank you so very much for participating and turning this event in to what it became; a step up the ladder and a high barre for all training schools to follow. Also, thanks to the teachers and senior colleagues for sharing…


  • New Results!

    Gildberg, F., Petersen Fallesen, J., Vogn, D., Baker, J. & Fluttert, F., 2021. Conflict management: A qualitative study of mental health staff’s perceptions of factors that may influence conflicts with forensic mental health inpatients. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing. 10.1016/j.apnu.2021.06.007 Status: Published


  • Training School DK

    PRICE?3.500.- DKK Per. Danish student – for a 3 day program with the leading experts within risk factors for coercion in mental health services. (Hotel Room is NOT included in the price). WHAT?The Training School will be held in Middelfart Denmark or online (due to COVID-19) on the 20th-24th of September 2021 and will focus on risk…


  • What about the new Danish professor?


  • New Textbook on Mental Health Nursing out now!


  • New Danish Textbook on Mental Health Nursing out!


  • Participating in EU COST CA19133

    FOSTREN is an Action designed to establish a sustainable, multidisciplinary network of researchers and practitioners focused on reducing the degree to which mental health services use coercion in hospital and community mental health services. Many people receiving mental health care are subjected to coercive practices such as outpatient commitment in the community and physical restraint in…


  • Article Accepted!

    Villadsen, DB., Sørensen, MT., Gildberg, FA. 2020. Do healthcare professionals face oral suffering? Klinisk Sygepleje. Status: Accepted


  • Article Accepted!

    Christensen, LF., Hansen, JP., Nielsen, CT., Gildberg, FA. 2020. A qualitative study of patients’ and providers’ experiences with the use of videoconferences by older adults with depression. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing. Status: Accepted  


  • CPS afholder Seminar!

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  • Accepted: Health behaviours of forensic mental health service users, in relation to smoking, alcohol consumption, dietary behaviours and physical activity

    Petersen, ALW., Hjorth, P., Andersen, K., Gildberg, FA. 2020. Title: Health behaviours of forensic mental health service users, in relation to smoking, alcohol consumption, dietary behaviours and physical activity – A mixed methods systematic review. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing. Status: Accepted


  • Accepted: The state of the nursing profession in the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife 2020 during COVID-19

    Wilson, R., Ball, J., Carryer, J., Dewey, J., Dwing, J., Rosado, S., Gildberg, FA., Hutton, A., Johnson, A., Kaunonen, M., Sheridan, N. 2020. Title: The state of the nursing profession in the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife 2020 during COVID-19: A Nursing Standpoint. Nursing Philosophy. Status: Accepted


  • Published: Prohibition on research involving psychiatric patients subject to coercion!

    This paper compares legislation on clinical research conducted onpatients subject to coercion in the Scandinavian countries and the UK, examines it from a human rights perspective, and problematizes the Danish legal model as the only one employing a total ban on this kind of research. Reference is made to the consequences to evidence-based psychiatric care…


  • Article Accepted !

    Birkeland, S., Berzins K., Baker J., Mattson T., Søvig, KH., Gildberg FA., 2020 Prohibition on research involving psychiatric patients subject to coercion. Kritisk Juss. Status: Accepted


  • Disagreement in Satisfaction Between Patients and Providers in the Use of Videoconferences by Depressed Adults

    Christensen, L. F., Gildberg, F., Sibbersen, C., Skjøth, M. M., Nielsen, C. T. & Hansen, J. P.  2019. Disagreement in satisfaction between patients and providers in the use of videoconferences by depressed adults. In: Telemedicine and e-Health. doi: 10.1089/tmj.2019.0055 Publikation: Article, Peer reviewed. Status: Published online! More…


  • New article published!

    Approaching the religious patient in forensic psychiatry, with special focus on ethnic minority patients Ethnic minority patients are overrepresented in Danish forensic psychiatry and knowledge is needed on how these patients are approached in relation to religious and cultural issues. The aim of this study was to investigate how psychiatrists in Danish forensic psychiatry approach…


  • New article published! – Does ‘subalternalizing’ religious patients mean they do not exist?

    Nissen, R.D., Gildberg, F.A., Hvidt, N.C. 2019. Approaching the Religious Patient in Secular Psychiatry: Does ‘subalternalizing’ religious patients mean they do not exist? The Archives for the Psychology of Religion. https://doi.org/10.1177/0084672419868770 Article, Peer reviewed. Status: Published!


  • Published: Searching for qualitative health research required several databases and alternative search strategies – Journal of Clinical Epidemiology

    Objective: Retrieving the qualitative literature can be challenging, but the number and specific choice of databases are key factors. The aim of the present study is to provide guidance for the choice of databases for retrieving qualitative health research. Study Design and Setting: Seventy-one qualitative systematic reviews, from the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews and…


  • SEMINAR: Kvalitative analysemetoder i sundhedsforskning

    Invitation til seminar: Kvalitative analysemetoder i sundhedsforskningTorsdag d. 19.09.19 kl. 13.00 – 16.00 Auditoriet WP25 J.B. Winsløws Vej 25, 5000 OdenseTilmelding: Klik HER


  • Construct validity of the Mechanical Restraint – Confounders, Risk, Alliance Score (MR-CRAS): a new risk assessment instrument

    Nielsen, L.D., Bech, P., Hounsgaard, L., Gildberg, F.A. 2019.Construct validity of the Mechanical Restraint – Confounders, Risk, Alliance Score (MR-CRAS): a new risk assessment instrument. Nordic Journal Of Psychiatry. doi.org/10.1080/08039488.2019.1634757 Article, Peer reviewed. Status: Published!


  • PhD Oral Defence Session

    Cand.mag. Ricko Damberg Nissen Title: “In That Most Secular of Rooms – The Religious Patient in Secular Psychiatry” PhD Oral Defence SessionDate and time: 13-09-2019 at 14:00:00Venue: Det Adelige Jomfrukloster,Albani Torv 6, 5000 Odense


  • Researchstatus 1. half year 2019

    Nissen, RD., Gildberg, FA., Hvidt, NC. 2019. Approaching the Religious Patient in Forensic Psychiatry, with special focus on ethnic minority patients. Mental Health, Religion & Culture. Article, Peer reviewed. Status: Accepted! Frandsen, TF., Gildberg, F., Tingleff, E.B., 2019 Searching for qualitative health research required several databases and alternative search strategies: a study of coverage in…


  • Accepted!

    Nissen, RD., Gildberg, FA., Hvidt, NC. 2019. Approaching the Religious Patient in Forensic Psychiatry, with special focus on ethnic minority patients. Mental Health, Religion & Culture. Article, Peer reviewed. Status: Accepted!


  • Accepted for publication!

    Frandsen, TF., Gildberg, F., Tingleff, E.B., 2019 Searching for qualitative health research required several databases and alternative search strategies: a study of coverage in bibliographic databases. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology. Article, Peer reviewed. Status: Accpeted!


  • New Article accepted!

    Nielsen, L.D., Beck, P., Hounsgaard, L., Gildberg, F.A. 2019.Construct validity of the Mechanical Restraint – Confounders, Risk, Alliance Score (MR-CRAS): a new risk assessment instrument. Nordic Journal Of Psychiatry. Article, Peer reviewed. Status: Accpeted!


  • New results out!

    A Matter of Trust and Distrust: A Qualitative Investigation of Parents’ Perceptions About the Use of Mechanical Restraint on Their Adult Children in a Forensic Psychiatric Setting – Ellen Boldrup Tingleff, Lise Hounsgaard, Stephen K. Bradley, Rhonda L. Wilson, and Frederik A. Gildberg. Introduction: Increased knowledge about forensic psychiatric patients’ relatives’ perceptions in regard to…