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.
- 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