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Keywords

Advanced practice, forensic psychiatric nursing, nurse practitioners, role implementation

 

Authors

  1. Paradis-Gagne, Etienne PhD, RN

Abstract

ABSTRACT: This is a case report about the implementation of the mental health nurse practitioner role in forensic psychiatric settings. We will present its implementation and issues encountered during this process, such as a lack of understanding of the role in staff teams, scope of practice limitations, tension stemming from the conflict between treatment and punishment approaches, and the risk of medicalization of nursing. This case report, based on the authors' experiences, represents an early contribution to research on advanced nursing practice in forensic psychiatry, an area that has yet to receive much attention in the literature.