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Health and health promotion in prisons

Author: Michael W Ross
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2013.
Series: Routledge studies in public health.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The impact of the United Nations ""Healthy Prisons"" initiative has highlighted the importance of health and health promotion in incarcerated populations. This invaluable book discusses the many health and medical issues that arise or are introduced into prisons from the perspective of both inmates and prison staff. Health and Health Promotion in Prison places key issues in prison healthcare into a historical  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2012017490
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael W Ross
ISBN: 9780415523523 0415523524 9781283844376 1283844370
OCLC Number: 819136817
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Foreword --
1. The need for correctional public health and health promotion --
2. Health in prisons: a historical perspective --
3. Approaching health and human rights in prison: comparing England and Wales and the European Court of Human Rights, and the United States --
4. The resurrection of the body in penology: prison health care as physical punishment in a twentieth-century US correctional system --
5. On giving good care to bad people: examining the principles of prison health care. 6. Pedagogy for prisoners: an approach to peer health education for inmates --
7. Prison staff occupational health and safety and its relationship with inmate health --
8. Ensuring health in prison and achieving healthy prisons: the TECH model --
9. Mental health and treatment in prisons: hospitals of last resort or rehabilitation --
10. Conclusions: Some principles of public health and health in prisons --
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Series Title: Routledge studies in public health.
Responsibility: Michael Ross.
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The impact of the United Nations ""Healthy Prisons"" initiative has highlighted the importance of health and health promotion in incarcerated populations. This invaluable book discusses the many health and medical issues that arise or are introduced into prisons from the perspective of both inmates and prison staff. Health and Health Promotion in Prison places key issues in prison healthcare into a historical perspective and investigates contemporary policy drivers. It then addresses the significant legal issues relating to health in prison settings and the human rights implic.

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