TurvaSiipi Project


The TurvaSiipi project aims to develop a new procedure to prevent violence and aggression in psychiatric inpatient units, and consequently increase job-related safety and well-being as well as job management among nurses working with challenging patients. The new developed procedure is a security room intervention that is based on prevention, environmental changes and enhanced communication.

The objective is to strengthen violence prevention by introducing the Brøset Violence Checklist. In addition, we aim to replace the traditional coercion room with a new security room-intervention, so that nurses’ safety and well-being are not compromised, but therapeutic interaction between patients and nurses increases.

Furthermore, another main target is to enhance patient safety as well as strengthen patients’ autonomy and thus increase the overall quality of care. There is an ongoing research project aiming to gather patients’ and nurses’ experiences on the use of the security room intervention.

TurvaSiipi is a collaboration project between Turku University of Applied Sciences, the Department of Nursing Science at the University of Turku and the psychiatric field of the Hospital District of Southwest Finland. It is funded by the Finnish Work Environment Fund.

For further information, please contact

Project Manager, Principal Lecturer, PhD Mari Lahti