Institut Philippe-Pinel de Montréal
|Institut Philippe-Pinel de Montréal|
|Location||10905 Henri-Bourassa Blvd. East, Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Care system||RAMQ (Quebec medicare)|
|Affiliated university||Université de Montréal Faculty of Medicine|
|Lists||Hospitals in Canada|
The Institut Philippe-Pinel de Montréal is a psychiatric hospital located in Montreal, Quebec for individuals accused of crimes and found to be not criminally responsible due to mental disorder. It is located at 10905 Henri Bourassa Blvd. East in the borough of Rivière-des-Prairies–Pointe-aux-Trembles. It is the only institution of its kind in Canada.
The institute was founded in 1970, a time when legal psychiatry was a new science and the government was searching for new methods of managing psychiatric cases that were difficult to treat.
The institute offers external clinical services as well as a program for sexual delinquents. Both men and women are admitted, but men make up a much larger percentage of the total population at the hospital. The danger posed by the patients is determined by consultations with clinician. Over 3,000 books are conserved in its documentation services.
The four parts of the Pinel Institute's Mission:
- Evaluation of patients
- Education of medical residents and students
- Psychological and biological research on the causes of violence
- Prevention of violence
- Gervais, Lisa-Marie (2009-03-19). "Entente hors cour d'un million de dollars - L'Institut Pinel veut tourner la page sur un triste épisode". Le Devoir. Retrieved 19 December 2009.