Patients and relatives’ alternatives to out-patient involuntary commitment – A qualitative study among patients and relatives at Nidaros DPS

Project Team Managers: Dagfinn Bjørgen and Ingvild Kvisle

In the summer of 2018 KBT and Nidaros DPS started outlining a project to reduce the use of coercion in mental health care, and to explore challenges regarding out-patient involuntary commitment. The main goal of the project is to find what patients subjected to out-patient involuntary commitment think are areas for improvement, and how the use of involuntary commitment can be reduced with the use of alternative measures. The project is assisted by professor Marit By Rise of NTNU.