Agequake in prisons: Reality, policies and practical solutions concerning custody and health care for ageing prisoners in Switzerland
Third-party funded project
Project title Agequake in prisons: Reality, policies and practical solutions concerning custody and health care for ageing prisoners in Switzerland
Principal Investigator(s) Elger, Bernice Simone
Co-Investigator(s) Holly, Alberto
Aebi, Marcelo
Stuckelberger, Astrid
Page, Julie
Büla, Christophe
Biller-Andorno, Nikola
Project Members Bretschneider, Wiebke
Handtke, Violet Fleur
Wangmo, Tenzin
Ritter, Catherine
Organisation / Research unit Ethik / Bio- und Medizinethik (Elger)
Project Website http://ibmb.unibas.ch/research/ageing-and-end-of-life/agequake-in-prisons/
Project start 01.10.2011
Probable end 31.07.2015
Status Completed
Abstract

Worldwide a yet unprecedented phenomenon is developing that will force us to make radical changes on multiple levels of society, namely population aging. Due to low births rates and falling death rates, we will face a society where the proportion of elderly people will outweigh the proportion of young people. This phenomenon is also present at the micro-level in prisons. There the age stratification is equally changing towards an increasing number of elderly prisoners, which is reinforced by the rising number of detained people in general.

It is estimated that more than 8.75 million people are currently imprisoned worldwide. Many of these prisoners are likely to grow old in prison and will need access to appropriate medical health care. Very little is known about the provision and quality of health care available to older prisoners.

Therefore it is necessary to investigate the present provision of health care for this vulnerable group in order to provide guidance for professionals working in the field and guidelines for policy-makers concerning the attendance to elderly prisoners. The project will be conducted in the German and French speaking regions of Switzerland to make a comparison between the regional and cultural differences in the health care delivery systems possible.

Keywords Ethics
Financed by Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)

Published results ()

  ID Autor(en) Titel ISSN / ISBN Erschienen in Art der Publikation
1462907  Bretschneider, Wiebke; Elger, Bernice; Wangmo, Tenzin  Ageing Prisoners’ Health Care: Analysing the Legal Settings in Europe and the United States  0304-324X ; 1423-0003  Gerontology  Publication: JournalArticle (Originalarbeit in einer wissenschaftlichen Zeitschrift) 
1474802  Handtke, Violet; Bretschneider, Wiebke; Wangmo, Tenzin; Elger, Bernice  Facing the challenges of an increasingly ageing prison population in Switzerland: In search of ethically acceptable solutions  1662-6001  Bioethica-Forum  Publication: JournalArticle (Originalarbeit in einer wissenschaftlichen Zeitschrift) 
3669673  Wangmo, Tenzin; Meyer, Andrea H; Handtke, Violet; Bretschneider, Wiebke; Page, Julie; Sommer, Jens; Stuckelberger, Astrid; Aebi, Marcelo F; Elger, Bernice S  Aging Prisoners in Switzerland: An analysis of Their Health Care Utilization.  1552-6887  Journal of aging and health  Publication: JournalArticle (Originalarbeit in einer wissenschaftlichen Zeitschrift) 
2581065  Wangmo, T.; Meyer, A.; Bretschneider, W.; Handtke, V.; Kressig, R. W.; Gravier, B.; Büla, C.; Elger, B. S.  Ageing prisoners’ disease burden : Is being old a better predictor than time served in prison?  0304-324X ; 1423-0003  Gerontology  Publication: JournalArticle (Originalarbeit in einer wissenschaftlichen Zeitschrift) 
2701493  Handtke, Violet; Wangmo, Tenzin  Ageing Prisoners: Contemplating end-of-life in prison  1176-7529  Journal of Bioethical Inquiry  Publication: JournalArticle (Originalarbeit in einer wissenschaftlichen Zeitschrift) 
2710143  Bretschneider, Wiebke; Elger, Bernice Simone  Expert perspectives on Western European prison health services : do ageing prisoners receive equivalent care?  1176-7529  Journal of bioethical inquiry  Publication: JournalArticle (Originalarbeit in einer wissenschaftlichen Zeitschrift) 
2827273  Handtke, Violet; Bretschneider, Wiebke; Elger, Bernice; Wangmo, Tenzin  Easily forgotten : elderly female prisoners  0890-4065  Journal of aging studies  Publication: JournalArticle (Originalarbeit in einer wissenschaftlichen Zeitschrift) 
2995848  Wangmo, Tenzin; Meyer, Andrea H.; Handtke, Violet; Bretschneider, Wiebke; Page, Julie; Sommer, Jens; Stuckelberger, Astrid; Aebi, Marcelo F.; Elger, Bernice S.  Aging Prisoners in Switzerland: An analysis of Their Health Care Utilization  0898-2643 ; 1552-6887  Journal of Aging and Health  Publication: JournalArticle (Originalarbeit in einer wissenschaftlichen Zeitschrift) 
3325837  Wangmo, Tenzin; Meyer, Andrea; Bretschneider, Wiebke; Handtke, Violet; Kressig, Reto W.; Gravier, Bruno; Bula, Christoph; Elger, Bernice  Ageing Prisoners' Disease Burden: Is Being Old a Better Predictor than Time Served in Prison?    Gerontology  Publication: JournalArticle (Originalarbeit in einer wissenschaftlichen Zeitschrift) 
3342094  Wangmo, Tenzin; Handtke, Violet; Bretschneider, Wiebke; Elger, Bernice Simone  Prisons should mirror society: the debate on age-segregated housing for older prisoners  0144-686X ; 1469-1779  Ageing & Society  Publication: JournalArticle (Originalarbeit in einer wissenschaftlichen Zeitschrift) 
3401855  Wangmo, Tenzin; Elger, Bernice Simone  Prisoners  978-3-319-09483-0 ; 978-3-319-09482-3  Encyclopedia of Bioethics  Publication: Book Item (Buchkap., Lexikonartikel, jur. Kommentierung, Beiträge in Sammelbänden etc.) 
3650833  Schekter, Viviane; Ienca, Marcello; Elger, Bernice Simone  Supporting Families and Children Living in the Shadow of Prisoners  978-94-017-7556-4 ; 978-94-017-7558-8  Emerging Issues in Prison Health  Publication: Book Item (Buchkap., Lexikonartikel, jur. Kommentierung, Beiträge in Sammelbänden etc.) 
3661783  Wangmo, Tenzin; Hauri, Sirin; Meyer, Andrea H.; Elger, Bernice S.  Patterns of older and younger prisoners' primary healthcare utilization in Switzerland  1744-9200 ; 1744-9219  International Journal of Prisoner Health  Publication: JournalArticle (Originalarbeit in einer wissenschaftlichen Zeitschrift) 
3669394  Shaw, David M.; Elger, Bernice S.  Assisted suicide for prisoners? Stakeholder and prisoner perspectives  0748-1187 ; 1091-7683  Death Studies  Publication: JournalArticle (Originalarbeit in einer wissenschaftlichen Zeitschrift) 
3693196  Galli, S.; Bretschneider, W.; Elger, B.; Handtke, V.; Shaw, D.  Aging Prisoners' Views on Healthcare Services in Swiss Prisons  0733-4648 ; 1552-4523  Journal of Applied Gerontology  Publication: JournalArticle (Originalarbeit in einer wissenschaftlichen Zeitschrift) 
3706287  Handtke, Violet; Bretschneider, Wiebke; Elger, Bernice; Wangmo, Tenzin  The collision of care and punishment: Ageing prisoners’ view on compassionate release  1462-4745 ; 1741-3095  Punishment and Society  Publication: JournalArticle (Originalarbeit in einer wissenschaftlichen Zeitschrift) 
3722340  Handtke, Violet  Time to act: Vulnerabilities of aging prisoners in Switzerland      Publication: Thesis (Dissertationen, Habilitationen) 
4133834  Moschetti, Karine; Zabrodina, Véra; Stadelmann, Pierre; Wangmo, Tenzin; Holly, Alberto; Wasserfallen, Jean-Blaise; Elger, Bernice S.; Gravier, Bruno  Exploring differences in healthcare utilization of prisoners in the Canton of Vaud, Switzerland  1932-6203  PLoS ONE  Publication: JournalArticle (Originalarbeit in einer wissenschaftlichen Zeitschrift) 
4484213  Wangmo, Tenzin; Handtke, Violet; Bretschneider, Wiebke; Elger, Bernice S.  Improving the Health of Older Prisoners: Nutrition and Exercise in Correctional Institutions  1078-3458 ; 1940-5200  Journal of correctional health care  Publication: JournalArticle (Originalarbeit in einer wissenschaftlichen Zeitschrift) 
4487113  Haesen, Sophie; Wangmo, Tenzin; Elger, Bernice S.  Identity as an older prisoner: findings from a qualitative study in Switzerland  1613-9372 ; 1613-9380  European Journal of Ageing  Publication: JournalArticle (Originalarbeit in einer wissenschaftlichen Zeitschrift) 
4488770  Moschetti, Karine; Zabrodina, Véra; Wangmo, Tenzin; Holly, Alberto; Wasserfallen, Jean-Blaise; Elger, Bernice S.; Gravier, Bruno  The determinants of individual health care expenditures in prison: evidence from Switzerland  1472-6963  BMC health services research  Publication: JournalArticle (Originalarbeit in einer wissenschaftlichen Zeitschrift) 
4211053  Annaheim, Beatrice; Wangmo, Tenzin; Bretschneider, Wiebke; Vogel, W.; Elger, Bernice Simone  Can routine data from prisoners' files be used to estimate prevalence rates of illicit drug use among prisoners?  1661-8564  International Journal of Public Health  Publication: JournalArticle (Originalarbeit in einer wissenschaftlichen Zeitschrift) 
4488824  Annaheim, Beatrice; Bretschneider, Wiebke; Handtke, Violet; Belardi, Angelo; Elger, Bernice S.  Prescription of pain medication in prisons: A comparative analysis of younger and older male prisoners  1099-1557  Pharmacoepidemiology and drug safety  Publication: JournalArticle (Originalarbeit in einer wissenschaftlichen Zeitschrift) 
4511104  Annaheim, Beatrice; Wangmo, Tenzin; Bretschneider, Wiebke; Handtke, Violet; Elger, Bernice S.; Belardi, Angelo; Meyer, Andrea H.; Hösli, Raphael; Lutters, Monika  Polypharmacy and drug-drug interactions among older and younger male prisoners in Switzerland  1744-9200 ; 1744-9219  International Journal of Prisoner Health  Publication: JournalArticle (Originalarbeit in einer wissenschaftlichen Zeitschrift) 

Cooperations ()

  ID Kreditinhaber Kooperationspartner Institution Laufzeit - von Laufzeit - bis
1016835  Elger, Bernice Simone  Capron, Alexander Morgan, Prof. Dr., Thesis Referee  University of Southern California  01.05.2011  30.04.2021 
1016836  Elger, Bernice Simone  Kluth, Winfried, Prof. Dr., Chair of public law, Co-Referee  Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Chair of public law  01.05.2011  30.04.2014 
1016837  Elger, Bernice Simone  Büla, Christophe, Prof. Dr. med., Thesis Referee  Gériatrie et réadaptation gériatrique, University of Lausanne  01.05.2011  31.01.2021 
1016838  Elger, Bernice Simone  Winter, Stefan, Prof. Dr. med   Hannover Medical School  01.05.2011  30.04.2014 
1546141  Elger, Bernice Simone  Kressig, Reto, Prof. Dr., Chefarzt und Extraordinarius für Geriatrie  Universitätsspital Basel  01.09.2011  30.09.2014 
1546157  Elger, Bernice Simone  Gravier, Bruno, Professeur associé  Faculté de biologie et Médecine, Université de Lausanne  01.06.2011  30.09.2014 
1546160  Elger, Bernice Simone  Moschetti, Karine  Institut d'économie et management de la santé, Université de Lausanne  01.06.2011  30.09.2014 
   

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