Tuesday Apr 27, 9:00 AM

103 Hunger Strikes: An Overview of Mental Health, Medical, and Administrative Considerations

Hunger strikes in a jail or prison setting pose significant concerns with regards to mental health, medical, administrative, and ethical considerations. This presentation will address crucial topics of a hunger strike and the multidisciplinary approach to managing such an occurrence. A case study will encapsulate the key concepts.

Learning Objectives:

  • Distinguish the various medical concerns of a hunger strike
  • Inspect the role of mental health services in a hunger strike
  • Debate the ethical dilemma of autonomy vs. prevention of self-harm

Level: Intermediate

  • Francis Ysla, MD

    Medical Director

    Liberty Healthcare

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