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Document ID (ISN)107725
CIS number 08-131
ISBN(s) 978-92-890-7820-9
Year 2007
Convention or series no.
Author(s) M°ller L., St÷ver H., JŘrgens R., Gatherer A., Nikogosian H.
Title Health in prisons - A WHO guide to the essentials in prison health
Bibliographic information World Health Organization, Distribution and Sales Service,1211 GenŔve 27, Switzerland, 2007. xvi, 179p. Illus. 6 ref. Price: CHF 40.00, USD 36.00 (CHF 28.00, USD 25.20 in developing countries)
Internet access [in English]
Abstract Based on the experience of many European countries, this guide describes the steps prison systems should take to protect the health of prisoners and prison staff. This requires that all persons working in prisons understand how imprisonment affects health, what prisoners' health needs are and how to provide health services. Other essential elements include awareness of internationally-recommended standards for prison health; providing professional care with the same professional ethics as in other health services and promoting a whole-prison approach to care, health and well-being of people in custody.
Descriptors (primary) WHO; state of health; safety and health organization; prison services; health care personnel
Descriptors (secondary) narcotics; tuberculosis; infectious diseases; infectious hepatitis; mental health; safety and health training; manuals; medical supervision; violence; ethics; responsibilities; immunodeficiency syndrome
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceDenmark; WHO
Subject(s) Medicine, hygiene and first aid
Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Viral diseases (other than aids)
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Health care services
Violence and terrorism
Fire fighting, police, prisons and the armed forces
Alcohol and drug abuse