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Emerging Issues in Prison Health

  • Investigates the impact of prison and prisoner culture on well-being of prisoners (e.g. forced sex and hierarchy), women’s, migrant and ethnic minorities’ health

  • Describes holistically at the prison settings as an institution in the context of health promotion approach (developed by the World Health Organisation) in the context of public health

  • Brings together research and practice to improve health policy and practice within the prison environment using evidence based approaches

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Table of contents (16 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxii
  2. Aging Inside: Older Adults in Prison

    • Adrian J. Hayes
    Pages 1-12
  3. Supporting Families and Children Living in the Shadow of Prisoners

    • Viviane Schekter, Marcello Ienca, Bernice S. Elger
    Pages 13-34
  4. Sudden Deaths in Police Custody (and Other Detention Facilities) – Analysis of Causes and the Need for Prevention

    • Christoph G. Birngruber, Reinhard B. Dettmeyer, Sönke Janzen, Bernice S. Elger
    Pages 55-66
  5. A Balanced Diet – From Facts to Solutions

    • Bernice S. Elger
    Pages 107-121
  6. Hepatitis C Viral Infection in Prisons

    • Geert Robaeys, Amber Arain, Heino Stöver
    Pages 169-181
  7. Confidentiality in Prison Health Care – A Practical Guide

    • Bernice S. Elger, David M. Shaw
    Pages 183-200
  8. Preventing Human Rights Violations in Prison – The Role of Guidelines

    • Bernice S. Elger, David M. Shaw
    Pages 201-215
  9. Immigration Detention and Health in Europe

    • Barbara Rijks, Caroline Schultz, Roumyana Petrova-Benedict, Mariya Samuilova
    Pages 217-236

About this book

This volume recognizes and addresses the health care issues of prisoners, to establish best practices and to learn about approaches to these challenges from around the world. It presents new evidence on several emerging and classical prison health issues. The first goal of this volume is to address emerging issues related to health in prison. Second, it presents the most recent research-based evidence and translates it to the practice. The third goal, is that it allows for sufficient diversity while also incorporating updates of some important already recognized prison health. 
 
The volume discusses prisons and the life and well-being of prisoners and staff, after growing problems as drug misuse (incl. tobacco smoking), infectious diseases (HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, STIs and TB), psychiatric problems, inadequate and unhealthy living conditions (incl. nutrition), overcrowding of prisons. These are addressed adequately in order to meet the international requirements of equivalence of health care.

The scope of this volume is at the same type specific and diverse enough to cover the interests of a large audience that includes many types of practitioners involved in health-related issues in the field of prison health care, such as psychologists, nurses and prison administration officers responsible for health care, legal professionals and social workers.

Keywords

  • Supporting Families and Children
  • Health Promotion of Prisoners
  • Prisoners and Human Rights
  • Art Therapy in Prisons
  • Prisoner Health
  • Gender in Prisons
  • Psychiatric Problems in Prisoners
  • Drugs in Prisons
  • Prison Health Caere
  • Immigration Detention in Europe
  • International Human Rights System
  • Prison Staff and Stress Issues

Reviews

“This book does a good job of describing the issues surrounding correctional healthcare. It covers a wide range of health issues commonly seen in prisons and healthcare personnel, administrators, and legal professionals will find it quite useful.” (Gary B. Kaniuk, Doody’s Book Reviews, June, 2017)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Institute for Biomedical Ethics, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland

    Bernice S. Elger

  • Federal Office of Public Health , Bern, Switzerland

    Catherine Ritter

  • Faculty 'Health and Social Work', Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences, Frankfurt, Germany

    Heino Stöver

About the editors

Bernice S. Elger 

Catherine Ritter is trained as a medical doctor. She currently works as an independent expert in prison health. Her areas of interest are addiction, transmittable diseases and health promotion among prisoners and migrants.

Heino Stöver is Director of the Institute of Addiction Research, Frankfurt am main, Germa-ny. He is President of the German Harm Reduction Umbrella Network (www.akzept.org). He graduated in social sciences and his current research inter-ests are health promotion among vulnerable groups, drug services, and health is-sues in closed settings (HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C and drug dependence, health of prison staff).

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Emerging Issues in Prison Health

  • Editors: Bernice S. Elger, Catherine Ritter, Heino Stöver

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-7558-8

  • Publisher: Springer Dordrecht

  • eBook Packages: Social Sciences, Social Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2017

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-94-017-7556-4

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-94-024-1380-9

  • eBook ISBN: 978-94-017-7558-8

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXII, 259

  • Number of Illustrations: 10 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Sociology, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Forensic Medicine

Buying options

eBook USD 84.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-94-017-7558-8
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 109.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 159.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)