Providing advice to policy makers and managers of relevant institutions to ensure that prison health policy is integrated and consistent with national health policy.
The Council of Europe publication “Prison Health Care and Medical Ethics”- a manual for health care workers and other prison staff with responsibility for prisoners’ well-being, can be referred to, as a complementary guide with practical information regarding provision of health care in prison. These Guidelines are a result of a multilateral meeting on
organisation and management of prison health care, held in Strasbourg in October 2017, as part of the Council of Europe co-operation activities in the penitentiary field, implemented by the Criminal Law Co-operation Unit.
List of abbreviations Introduction
Organisation of health care in prison International standards as a fundamental basis for the provision of health care to imprisoned persons
The right to health care
Legal framework and legal implications
Medical ethics in prison
Organisational and management structures of prison health care in Council of Europe member states Inter-sectoral collaboration Health care for imprisoned persons: a whole state responsibility Prison: a pathogenic environment and an opportunity for improving health Co-operation and integration of prison health care services with public health structures Staffing and recruitment of health care staff Primary health care Secondary health care and hospital care Providing mental health care to prisoners Key questions to health care organisation and management - a checklist ReferencesAppendix 1: International documents on organisation and management of prison health care Appendix 2: Further reading