The authors analyze activities of the daytime gerontopsychiatric hospital as a new organizational form within the structure of the district psychoneurological dispensary. During 12 months, 70 patients were treated at the hospital. The demographic, nosological and syndromological characteristics of the patients are provided. A range of the clinical indications were determined for referral to the specialized semi-hospital with regard to the mental status, somatic pathology and social status of the patients.
Forensic psychiatric care in Sweden constitutes a specific institutional environment in health care in terms of gender and power relationships. This context emphasizes safety and protection in an environment where men constitute a majority of the patients and staff. It involves relationships among men's health, constructions of masculinities, and issues regarding equality between women's and men's caring work. The aim of this theoretical article is to problematize men's health in relation to constructions of masculinities. Our analysis shows how the perception of health is involved in the construction of masculinities and how this plays out in daily interactions between caregivers and patients.