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Enggist, Stefan and Moller, Lars and Galea, Gauden and Udesen, Caroline, eds. (2014) Prisons and health. Copenhagen: World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe.

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This book outlines important suggestions by international experts to improve the health of people in prison and to reduce the risks posed by imprisonment to both health and society.
In particular, it aims to facilitate better prison health practices in the fields of:
•human rights and medical ethics;
•communicable diseases;
•noncommunicable diseases;
•oral health;
•risk factors;
•vulnerable groups; and
•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 in which a state holds people deprived of their liberty.


Date:2014
Call No:REF. WHO
Pages:207 p.
Publisher:World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe
Place of Publication:Copenhagen
ISBN:978 92 890 5059 3
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Accession Number:HRB 5309 (Available)
Related URLs:
Subjects:A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Prevalence
B Substances > Tobacco (cigarette smoking)
G Health and disease > State of health > Physical health
G Health and disease > State of health > Mental health
G Health and disease > Disorder by cause > Communicable disease
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health care programme or facility > Prison-based health service
MM-MO Crime and law > Justice system > Correctional system and facility > Prison
T Demographic characteristics > Prison Inmate (prisoner)
VA Geographic area > International aspects

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