How are claustrophobic prisoners dealt with?

Medical care in prisons

The present work describes the special features of medical care in a correctional facility using numerous case studies. It is aimed at all doctors who work permanently or even temporarily in a prison, e.g. in the emergency medical service. But the work also offers psychologists, prison directors and prison directors a practical insight.

 From the content, i.a.

  • Basics of medical action in the penal system, medical and official liability
  • Detention, threats and violence, security and disciplinary measures, coercive measures, prisoner transport, suicidality, hunger strike
  • Substance abuse
  • Duties of the technical supervision

the authors

Dr. Georg Göttinger, Qualified psychologist and specialist in psychiatry and psychotherapy, worked for more than 20 years in the Lower Saxony Ministry of Justice as a specialist supervisor of the medical and psychological service in the penal institutions of Lower Saxony.

Martina Lütkehölter, General practitioner and psychotherapist, worked as a prison doctor for several years. She is currently working as a psychotherapist in an oncological care center.

Keywords

Medicine in jail Prison medicine JVA penal system Medical care in prison Detention center Medicine in jail Correctional medicine Official liability Detention capacity Correctional hospital Transport of prisoners

Authors and affiliations

  • Georg Göttinger
  • Martina Lütkehölter
  1. 1.AerzenGermany
  2. 2.HermannsburgGermany

About the authors

Dr. Georg Göttinger, qualified psychologist and specialist in psychiatry and psychotherapy, worked for more than 20 years in the Lower Saxony Ministry of Justice as a specialist supervisor of the medical and psychological services in the penal institutions of Lower Saxony.

Martina Lütkehölter, general practitioner and psychotherapist, worked as a prison doctor for several years. She is currently working as a psychotherapist in an oncological care center.


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