Mapping palliative care provision in European prisons: an EAPC Task Force Survey.
Mary Turner, Aline Chassagne, Manuel Luis Capelas, Kenneth Chambaere, Stacey Panozzo, Carla Marinho Teves, Edith Riegler, undefined EAPC Task Force on Palliative Care for Prisoners
BMJ Support Palliat Care | Published : 2021
OBJECTIVES: Prison populations around the world are ageing and numbers are rising, leading to greater demand for palliative care for prisoners approaching the end of life. This paper reports a survey that was undertaken by the European Association for Palliative Care Task Force on mapping palliative care provision for prisoners in Europe. The Task Force was established to begin to address the gap in research knowledge by exploring prison systems and care provision across different countries. METHODS: The survey, developed by the Task Force Steering Committee, consisted of 40 questions in six sections. It was completed through online searches; only data that were publicly available on the int..View full abstract