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 â€śHuman rights in Prisons and Other Closed Institutionsâ€ť.
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
â€śsimulation hospitalâ€ť of the University of Georgia.
professors, members of the Association of Nurses and foreign specialists have
ensured the high quality of the professional development programme.
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 â€śHuman Rights in Prisons and
Other Closed Institutionsâ€ť.
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.
political organisation set up in 1949, the Council of Europe works to promote
democracy and human rights continent-wide. It also develops common responses to
social, cultural and legal challenges in its 47 member states.