Ethical Issues In Prison Psychiatry by Norbert KonradEthical Issues In Prison Psychiatry by Norbert Konrad

Ethical Issues In Prison Psychiatry

byNorbert KonradEditorBirgit Völlm, David N. Weisstub

Paperback | August 21, 2015

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Recent surveys demonstrate a high and possibly increasing prevalence of mental disorders in prisoners. They have an increased risk of suffering from a mental disorder that transcends countries and diagnoses. Ethical dilemmas in prison psychiatry arise from resource allocation and include issues of patient choice and autonomy in an inherently coercive environment. Ethical conflicts may arise from the dual role of forensic psychiatrists giving raise to tensions between patient care/protection of the public.This book describes models and ethical issues of psychiatric healthcare in prison in several countries. Relevant issues are: the professional medical role of a psychiatrist and/or psychotherapist working in prison, the involvement of psychiatrists in disciplinary or coercive measures; consent to treatment, the use of coercion in forcing a prisoner to undergo treatment, hunger strike, confidentiality. The book ends with consensus guidelines concerning good practice in Prison Psychiatry.
Title:Ethical Issues In Prison PsychiatryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:434 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 0.02 inPublished:August 21, 2015Publisher:Springer NatureLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Introduction; Prison Psychiatry (Norbert Konrad).- Ethics within the Prison System (Helmut Pollähne).- Ethical Issues in Correctional Psychiatry in the United States (Henry Dlugacz Julie Y. Low, Christopher Wimmer and Lisa Knox).- The Evolution of Punishment and Incarceration (George B. Palermo).- Forensic Research With The Mentally Disordered Offender (Julio Arboleda-Flórez and David Weisstub).- Special problems in different countries.- Ethical issues in Australian prison psychiatry (Danny Sullivan).- Penitentiary mental health care in Belgium (Paul Cosyns and Kris Goethals).- Ethical Issues in Prison Psychiatry: Forensic mental health care in Brazil (José G. V. Taborda, Lisieux E. de B. Telles, Maurício Cardoso, Helena D.C.Bins).- Psychiatric treatment in the detention systems of Quebec, trying to merge carceral and therapeutic cultures (Jocelyne Aubut, Jean-Luc Dubreucq, Marie-Hélène Régnier).- Ethical issues in German Prison Psychiatry (Norbert Konrad).- Mentally ill prisoners: Indian perspective (Siva Nambi, Janannathan Srinivasaraghavan).- Ethical Issues in Prison Psychiatry in Israel (Jacob Margolin, Moshe Birger, Eliezer Witztum).- Current status of prison psychiatry and its relationship with general psychiatry in Japan (Yoji Nakatani, Osamu Kuroda).- Overcrowded Prisons And Low Psychiatric Provision: The Situation Of Mentally Ill Prisoners In Kenya (David Ndetai and Muthoni Mathai) .- Ethical Problems of Forensic and Prison Psychiatry in Latvia (MÄris Taube).- Ethical Issues in Prison Psychiatry in the Netherlands (E.D.M. Masthoff, B.H. Bulten).- Ethical isues in prison psychiatry in Rom'nia (Nicoleta TÄtaru).- Ethical issues of mental health care in the Slovene prison system (Vita PoÅ¡tuvan, Tanja Madjar).- Quality and ethical problems of mental health services in prisons in Spain (Luis Fernando Barrios Flores & Francisco Torres-Gonzáles).- Ethical isues in prison psychiatry in Sweden (Orsolya Hoffmann, Lennart Mossberg).- Prison psychiatry in Switzerland (Marc Graf).- Current ethical challenges in prison psychiatry in England & Wales (Adarsh Kaul, Birgit Völlm).- Application of the AMA Code of Medical Ethics to Psychiatric Practice in Correctional Facilities and Access to Psychiatric Care in the U.S.A. (Alan R. Felthous).- Conclusion (Norbert Konrad, Birgit Völlm and David Weisstub)

Editorial Reviews

"The book Ethical Issues in Prison Psychiatry is acomprehensive contribution to the subject, providing the reader with a richanalysis of the whole range of aspects that affect the ethical evaluation ofthe phenomenon. . The clear style makes it accessible to readers coming frommany different disciplines-for scholars interested in the argument as well asfor social theorists and medical and legal practitioners . ." (LucianaCaenazzo, Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics, Vol. 36, 2015)"Editors and contributors of Ethical Issues in Prison Psychiatry have carefully laid out and discussed many issues that clearly cannot be ignored, whether by ethicists, scientist-practitioners, or policy makers seeking to improve the way we incapacitate, treat, and punish those who have serious difficulties adapting to social life and community laws. . I can't imagine any library that takes the work of prison treatment seriously that won't have a copy of Ethical Issues in Prison Psychiatry as a sourcebook." (J. Tyler Carpenter, PsycCRITIQUES, Vol. 59 (27), July, 2014)"This book attempts to highlight the challenges unique to providing mental healthcare to populations of incarcerated individuals. The book is helpful for anyone interested in or participating in the treatment of mentally ill individuals in a correctional system, but it also may be enlightening for sociologists, criminologists, social workers, or anyone else invested in gaining a greater appreciation for the difficulties inherent in providing mental healthcare in a correctional institution. . This is a useful resource that is a welcome addition to my bookshelf." (Steven T. Herron, Doody's Book Reviews, January, 2014)