A recent World Health Organisation (WHO), Regional Office for Europe, publication on prisons and health examines prisoners’ wellbeing and the potential impact of prison health on society. International experts offer advice on improving prison health practices across the board. The following chapters may be of particular interest to readers:
- Williams, B. Ahalt, C. [and] Greifinger, R. (2014). Chapter 19. The older prisoner and complex chronic medical care.
- Durcan, G. [and] Zwemstra, J.C. (2014). Chapter 11. Mental health in prison.
A full list of chapters 1-22 is supplied below.
Prisons and Health. Copenhagen (Denmark): World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Office for Europe, May 2014.
The main chapters comprise:
Chapter 1. The essentials about prisons and health.
Chapter 2. Standards in prison health: the prisoner as a patient.
Chapter 3. Prison-specific ethical and clinical problems.
Chapter 4. Violence, sexual abuse and torture in prisons.
Chapter 5. Solitary confinement as a prison health issue.
Chapter 6. Health in pre-trial detention.
Chapter 7. HIV and other blood borne viruses in prisons.
Chapter 8. TB prevention and control care in prisons.
Chapter 9. Infectious diseases in prison.
Chapter 10. Noncommunicable diseases and prisoners.
Chapter 11. Mental health in prison.
Chapter 12. Dental health in prisons.
Chapter 13. Drug use and related consequences among prison populations in European countries.
Chapter 14. Drug treatment and harm reduction in prisons.
Chapter 15. Alcohol and prisons.
Chapter 16. Tobacco use in prison settings: a need for policy implementation.
Chapter 17. Prisoners with special needs.
Chapter 18. Women’s health and the prison setting.
Chapter 19. The older prisoner and complex chronic medical care.
Chapter 20. Primary health care in prisons.
Chapter 21. Promoting health in prisons: a settings approach.
Chapter 22. Staff health and well-being in prisons: leadership and training.
[A version of this item features in Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWNHST), Volume 3 Issue 12, July 2014].