Aging Prisoners' Views on Healthcare Services in Swiss Prisons
JournalArticle (Originalarbeit in einer wissenschaftlichen Zeitschrift)
ID 3693196
Author(s) Galli, S.; Bretschneider, W.; Elger, B.; Handtke, V.; Shaw, D.
Author(s) at UniBasel Bretschneider, Wiebke
Shaw, David
Elger, Bernice Simone
Year 2016
Title Aging Prisoners' Views on Healthcare Services in Swiss Prisons
Journal Journal of Applied Gerontology
Pages / Article-Number 733464816681150
Keywords aging detainees; inmates rights; principle of equivalence of care; prison healthcare
Abstract OBJECTIVE: Due to the higher morbidity prevalent in the increasing older population, prisons are facing new challenges on a structural, ethical, and financial level. This study's goal was to explore older prisoners' views and experiences regarding the quality of medical services. METHOD: In this qualitative study, 35 semi-structured interviews were conducted with older inmates aged 50 years and above in 12 different prisons in the German-speaking (23 interviews) and the French-speaking parts (12 interviews) of Switzerland. RESULTS: The majority of older prisoners in this sample expressed concerns about quality of treatment throughout incarceration. Topics addressed reached from quality of the entrance to routine examinations, quality of the treatment received, and delays in care and services provided. CONCLUSION: This study's findings suggest that healthcare in prison is often perceived as insufficient and inadequate by older inmates.
Publisher SAGE Publications
ISSN/ISBN 0733-4648 ; 1552-4523
Full Text on edoc No
Digital Object Identifier DOI 10.1177/0733464816681150
PubMed ID
ISI-Number MEDLINE:27903880
Document type (ISI) Journal Article

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