1st Edition

Dementia in Prison An Ethical Framework to Support Research, Practice and Prisoners

Edited By Joanne Brooke Copyright 2021
    208 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    208 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This innovative volume exposes dementia as a condition that the aging prison population is increasingly facing. Going beyond exploring the need to understand dementia within prison populations, it argues that healthcare workers and prison staff must ensure that prisoners developing dementia during their sentence are identified and supported. Dementia in Prison covers three key areas: • Healthcare services in prison settings and how these affect the rapidly aging prison population, • The human rights of prisoners with dementia, alongside the ethics of healthcare in this environment, • The current state of support for prisoners with dementia and any recommendations for future assessment, diagnosis, and policies. This provocative book will be invaluable to scholars in the fields of public health, criminology and medical sociology as well as nurses and prison staff.

    Chapter 1: An aging prison population

    Dr Melindy Brown and Dr Joanne Brooke

    Chapter 2: Healthcare provision in prison

    Dr Joanne Brooke

    Chapter 3: Dementia

    Monika Rybacka

    Chapter 4: Dementia in prison

    Dr Joanne Brooke

    Chapter 5: Human Rights in prison and dementia

    Dr Joanne Brooke

    Chapter 6: The ethics of healthcare in prison and demenntia

    Dr Lydia Aston

    Chapter 7: Research in prison

    Monika Rybacka and Dr Joanne Brooke

    Chapter 8: Ethical framework for research in prison

    Dr Joanne Brooke

    Chapter 9: Recommendations

    Dr. Joanne Brooke


    Joanne Brooke 0000-0003-0325-2142 is a Professor of Nursing, and Director of the Centre of Social Care, Health and Related Research, and the Institute for Dementia and Culture Collaborative. Joanne is a qualified Adult Nurse and Chartered Health Psychologist. Her main areas of research include topics related to equity of care and hard to research groups, acute, community and prison care and support for people with dementia, delirium, stroke, and explorations of the implementation of theory into practice to provide evidence-based care, and elements of undergraduate curriculum development with regards to dementia, delirium, research and transgender health. Joanne supervises undergraduate and postgraduate students, including both PhD students and those completing a Professional Doctorate in Health Psychology.