This chapter suggests that the prison population as a whole has to contend with multiple and severe disadvantages in terms of health, education, ageing, ethnicity, and disability compared with the rest of the population. It argues that consequently the needs of dying prisoners (and their families) for supportive and palliative care can be far greater than for other patients.
|Title of host publication||Death, Dying, and Social Differences|
|Editors||David Oliviere, Barbara Monroe, Sheila Payne|
|Place of Publication||New York|
|Publisher||Oxford University Press|
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 19 Jan 2012|