Towards equivalent health care of prisoners: European soft law and public health policy in Geneva.

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_741ADA5D5435
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Towards equivalent health care of prisoners: European soft law and public health policy in Geneva.
Périodique
Journal of Public Health Policy
Auteur(s)
Elger B.S.
ISSN
0197-5897
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2008
Volume
29
Numéro
2
Pages
192-206
Langue
anglais
Résumé
Prisoners have a right to health care and to be protected against inhumane and degrading treatment. Health care personnel and public policy makers play a central role in the protection of these rights and in the pursuit of public health goals. This article examines the legal framework for prison medicine in the canton of Geneva, Switzerland and provides examples of this framework that has shaped prisoners' medical care, including preventive measures. Geneva constitutes an intriguing example of how the Council of Europe standards concerning prison medicine have acquired a legal role in a Swiss canton. Learning how these factors have influenced implementation of prison medicine standards in Geneva may be helpful to public health managers elsewhere and encourage the use of similar strategies.
Mots-clé
Ethics, Medical, European Union, Health Policy, Healthcare Disparities, Human Rights, Humans, Prisoners, Prisons, Switzerland, United Nations
Pubmed
Web of science
Création de la notice
29/01/2009 23:14
Dernière modification de la notice
03/03/2018 18:20
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