- • The view that male caregivers have of the provision of care is based on social and cultural ideas of masculinity. Experiences of giving care are based on relationships with each other and on their view of what can lead to recreating health.
- • Activities constitute a natural part of giving care in forensic psychiatric care. The objective of the activities means that patients and personnel share activities. These activities are to contribute to deepening and reinforcing care-based relationships and creating opportunities for recreating health.
- • Activities can be coupled to the provision of care on a ward and associated with the inner environment, routines and tasks such as cooking, cleaning, washing and shopping. One interpretation is that these activities can be understood as social and cultural acts that distinguish the provision of care by men from tasks that can be experienced with connotations from traditional female-gendered tasks.