Advance directives in the context of imprisonment

Elger, Bernice Simone. (2014) Advance directives in the context of imprisonment. In: Advance directives. Dordrecht, pp. 101-118.

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In countries where prison healthcare is truly independent and the principle of equivalence is fully respected, advance directives are a means of increasing patients’ self-determination. Problems persist in prisons, similar to those existing outside the prison context, as regards a patient’s ability to anticipate the medical and other details of a future situation in which he or she becomes incompetent. This chapter first examines general ethical and legal aspects of advance directives in the context of imprisonment and then discusses advance directives in three specific situations—hunger strikes, end-of-life care and psychiatric treatment of detained persons.
Faculties and Departments:08 Cross-disciplinary Subjects > Ethik > Institut für Bio- und Medizinethik > Bio- und Medizinethik (Elger)
03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Public Health > Ethik in der Medizin > Bio- und Medizinethik (Elger)
UniBasel Contributors:Elger, Bernice Simone
Item Type:Book Section, refereed
Book Section Subtype:Further Contribution in a Book
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