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Council of Europe Office in Georgia

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73 nurses ready to use their newrefreshed knowledge and skills in prisons

On 17 June 2014, the Council of Europe, Ministry of Corrections and University of Georgia will award certificates to prison nurses, who have spent one month to refresh their knowledge and skills during a professional development programme made possible under the European Union/Council of Europe joint programme “Human rights in Prisons and Other Closed Institutions”.

From now on, a significant part of prison population will benefit from the services of nurses, who have improved their general nursing skills and learned how to communicate effectively with patients, manage critical situations and defend themselves and who have also practiced various medical procedures at the “simulation hospital” of the University of Georgia.

Invited local professors, members of the Association of Nurses and foreign specialists have ensured the high quality of the professional development programme.

The programme is expected to set a precedent for continuous education, lay foundations for improving the application of European standards and human rights in prison healthcare and contribute to the creation of a more healthy and safe environment in prisons. This activity is organised in the framework of the European Union/Council of Europe Joint Programme “Human Rights in Prisons and Other Closed Institutions”.

This programme was launched in July 2013 and aims to strengthen human rights of people in prisons, police detention and other facilities and improve access to healthcare for persons deprived of their liberty. 




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Council of Europe Office in Georgia