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Emerging Issues in Prison Health

Editors: Elger, Bernice S., Ritter, Catherine, Stöver, Heino (Eds.)

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  • 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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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. 

About the authors

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).

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)


Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)
  • Aging Inside: Older Adults in Prison

    Pages 1-12

    Hayes, Adrian J.

  • Supporting Families and Children Living in the Shadow of Prisoners

    Pages 13-34

    Schekter, Viviane (et al.)

  • Death in Custody: Towards an International Framework for Investigation and Prevention

    Pages 35-53

    Gaggioli, Gloria (et al.)

  • Sudden Deaths in Police Custody (and Other Detention Facilities) – Analysis of Causes and the Need for Prevention

    Pages 55-66

    Birngruber, Christoph G. (et al.)

  • The Continuing Emergence of Art Therapy in Prisons

    Pages 67-84

    Gussak, David E.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Emerging Issues in Prison Health
Editors
  • Bernice S. Elger
  • Catherine Ritter
  • Heino Stöver
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-7558-8
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-7558-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-017-7556-4
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-1380-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 259
Number of Illustrations
10 b/w illustrations
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