Access to treatment in prison: an inventory of medication preparation and distribution approaches

Nguyen Toan Tran, Dominique Pralong, Anne-Dominique Secrétan, Audrey Renaud, Gérard Mary, Arnaud Nicholas, Elisabeth Mouton, Clémence Rubio, Célestine Dubost, Francesco Meach, Anne-Claire Bréchet-Bachmann, Hans Wolff
2020 F1000Research  
The preparation and distribution of medication in prisons or jails are critical for individuals to access their treatment. This process is resource-intensive for healthcare professionals and may violate principles of confidentiality, autonomy, respect, and dignity if non-qualified staff are involved. However, there are no published best practices on the topic. This report aims to bridge this gap by presenting the results of a mapping exercise on different models of medication preparation and
more » ... ivery. Authors call upon healthcare professionals to enrich this live document to inform health services research further and improve access to prescribed medications for people experiencing incarceration.
doi:10.12688/f1000research.23640.2 fatcat:ktfow26aibhnpaymftrtbhtsem