Doctors working in prisons - Nettkurs (32500)

Doctors working in prisons

Praktiske henvendelser: Seksjon for utdanning drift
Epost: Laura.Gray@legeforeningen.no
Antall kurstimer 12
Kurseier World Medical Association

Priser

Deltaker: 0,-

Målgruppe

The target group for this course is English speaking physicians both in Norway and around the world.

Formål med kurset

The objectives of the course are to present relevant international statements regulating medical treatment of prisoners, and to raise the prison doctors’ awareness on their role in various areas of conflicting interests between the prisoner (patient) and the prison administration, for example during hunger strikes, the patient's right to confidentiality, certifying prisoners for special punishment etc. The first three chapters deal with the duties and rights of doctors and prisoners under international human rights law. They also examine both general medical ethics and specific rules regulating the health care service for prisoners. The following chapters look at patient groups with special needs, and at the management of particularly difficult or demanding situations. These include: What is the doctor’s role during a hunger strike? What constitutes good health care for women, vulnerable groups and minorities? How should the health needs of prisoners with mental health problems be met? What kinds of violence occur in prison? How does one identify prisoners who have been tortured? There are also chapters on the ethics of research involving prison inmates and the involvement of doctors in capital punishment.

We believe this course is a significant educational resource for prison doctors. It offers detailed practical advice for any prison doctors seeking to improve their understanding of the human rights and ethical dimensions of their practice.

Andre opplysninger

In 2001, the Norwegian Medical Association, in conjunction with the World Medical Association, set out to develop a web-based course in human rights and ethics for prison doctors. Various associations and organizations have contributed to the course. Large numbers of prisoners do not receive adequate health care. In many countries health services for prisoners lack even the most basic resources. The prison population is seriously neglected. The prevalence of mental illness, the concentration of drug misuse and the general low level of health amongst the prison population indicate the clear need for good- quality health care. The negative health effects of both incarceration, and the prison environment itself, are widely recognised. Prisoners, however, have exactly the same rights to health services as the general population.

Doctors working in prisons face unique problems. Prison doctors must be able to provide high-quality health care in a demanding environment without breaching international human rights and ethical standards.

In many countries the education of prison doctors is also of poor quality. Many doctors do not have access to either international human rights law or to recognised international standards of ethics in health care for prisoners. Many witness human rights violations, but do not know how to respond to them appropriately. This educational programme introduces doctors to ethical and human rights issues in health care for prisoners.

Editors:

Godkjenninger - Gamle spesialistregler

Videreutdanning

Allmennmedisin: Valgfrie kurs: 12 t
Barnekirurgi: Valgfrie kurs: 12 t
Barnesykdommer: Valgfrie kurs: 12 t
Blodsykdommer: Valgfrie kurs: 12 t
Endokrinologi: Valgfrie kurs: 12 t
Fordøyelsessykdommer: Valgfrie kurs: 12 t
Fødselshjelp og kvinnesykdommer: Valgfrie kurs: 12 t
Hjertesykdommer: Valgfrie kurs: 12 t
Hud- og veneriske sykdommer: Valgfrie kurs: 12 t
Immunologi og transfusjonsmedisin: Valgfrie kurs: 12 t
Infeksjonssykdommer: Valgfrie kurs: 12 t
Karkirurgi: Valgfrie kurs: 12 t
Klinisk farmakologi: Valgfrie kurs: 12 t
Klinisk nevrofysiologi: Valgfrie kurs: 12 t
Lungesykdommer: Valgfrie kurs: 12 t
Medisinsk biokjemi: Valgfrie kurs: 12 t
Medisinsk genetikk: Valgfrie kurs: 12 t
Nevrokirurgi: Valgfrie kurs: 12 t
Ortopedisk kirurgi: Valgfrie kurs: 12 t
Plastikkirurgi: Valgfrie kurs: 12 t
Radiologi: Valgfrie kurs: 12 t
Samfunnsmedisin: Valgfrie kurs: 12 t
Øre-nese-halssykdommer: Valgfrie kurs: 12 t
Øyesykdommer: Valgfrie kurs: 12 t

Etterutdanning

Allmennmedisin: Valgfrie kurs: 12 t
Barnekirurgi: Valgfrie kurs: 12 t
Barnesykdommer: Valgfrie kurs: 12 t
Blodsykdommer: Valgfrie kurs: 12 t
Endokrinologi: Valgfrie kurs: 12 t
Fordøyelsessykdommer: Valgfrie kurs: 12 t
Fødselshjelp og kvinnesykdommer: Valgfrie kurs: 12 t
Hjertesykdommer: Valgfrie kurs: 12 t
Hud- og veneriske sykdommer: Valgfrie kurs: 12 t
Immunologi og transfusjonsmedisin: Valgfrie kurs: 12 t
Infeksjonssykdommer: Valgfrie kurs: 12 t
Karkirurgi: Valgfrie kurs: 12 t
Klinisk farmakologi: Valgfrie kurs: 12 t
Klinisk nevrofysiologi: Valgfrie kurs: 12 t
Lungesykdommer: Valgfrie kurs: 12 t
Medisinsk biokjemi: Valgfrie kurs: 12 t
Medisinsk genetikk: Valgfrie kurs: 12 t
Nevrokirurgi: Valgfrie kurs: 12 t
Ortopedisk kirurgi: Valgfrie kurs: 12 t
Plastikkirurgi: Valgfrie kurs: 12 t
Radiologi: Valgfrie kurs: 12 t
Samfunnsmedisin: Valgfrie kurs: 12 t
Øre-nese-halssykdommer: Valgfrie kurs: 12 t
Øyesykdommer: Valgfrie kurs: 12 t