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World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe. (2014) Prisoners and health. Copenhagen: World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe.

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This report outlines important suggestions by international experts to improve the health of those in prison and to reduce both the health risks and risks to society of imprisonment. In particular, it aims to facilitate better prison health practices in the fields of: (i) human rights and medical ethics, (ii) communicable diseases, (iii) noncommunicable diseases, (iv) oral health, (v) risk factors, (vi) vulnerable groups and (vii) prison health management. It is aimed at professional staff at all levels of responsibility for the health and well-being of detainees and at people with political responsibility. The term “prison” covers all institutions where a state holds people deprived of their liberty.


Date:2014
Pages:207 p.
Publisher:World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe
Corporate Creators:World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe
Place of Publication:Copenhagen
ISBN:978 92 890 5059 3
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Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
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Subjects:A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Prevalence > Problem substance use
G Health and disease > Substance use disorder > Drug use
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health care programme or facility > Prison-based health service
MM-MO Crime and law > Crime and violence
MM-MO Crime and law > Justice system > Correctional system and facility > Prison
T Demographic characteristics > Prison Inmate (prisoner)
VA Geographic area > International aspects
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland

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