Taginstitutional settings

A Fate Worse than Death? Being Transgender in Long-term Care


Psychology Benefits Society blog ( American Psychological Association), Oct 26, 2017 “I would kill myself.” This is what a 70 year-old transgender woman told me recently when I asked what she would do if she needed long-term care. While this sounds dramatic, it is a common sentiment among older transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) adults (Witten, 2014). Many TGNC older adults do not have...

To tackle hepatitis C, we need to close the justice gap


Croakey, Dec 22, 2015 Health Minister Sussan Ley’s announcement of PBS listing for new treatments for hepatitis C has been welcomed by Hepatitis NSW as “brilliant news”. Given the high rates of hepatitis C among people in prisons, it is significant that the Government has agreed to fund these medicines for prisoners. However, tackling hepatitis C will also require public health interventions such...

The health of Australia’s prisoners 2015


AIHW, released: 27 Nov 2015 The health of Australia’s prisoners 2015 is the fourth report produced by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare on the health and wellbeing of prisoners. The report explores the conditions and diseases experienced by prisoners; compares, where possible, the health of prisoners to the general Australian community and provides valuable insight into the use of...

Union resistance could stymie prison needle exchange program: researcher


Guardian, Monday 19 October 2015 16.07 AEDT A senior blood-borne diseases researcher, Associate Professor Mark Stoové, says Australia’s first prison needle and syringe program flagged for trial in an ACT jail is most likely doomed because of the influence of a union and its members. Stoové criticised the Community and Public Sector Union’s resistance to a proposal by the ACT government to trial a...

Hepatitis responsible for 93% of prison disease (UK)


OnMedica, 15 June 2015
Hepatitis cases are responsible for 93% of prison disease reports, new figures show.
The data from Public Health England (PHE) reveal hepatitis B and C cases accounted for 1,174 of 1,268 infectious diseases reported in English prisons during 2014. The number of single reports of infectious diseases made to PHE has more than doubled since 2011 (549 reports).
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