Back Romanian medical personnel enhanced knowledge on medical ethics arising within the Penitentiary System

Romania 08 March 2023
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@ Council of Europe

@ Council of Europe

During a 2-day training of trainers, 14 representatives of the medical personnel from 10 penitentiary facilities and the Medical Department of Penitentiary Service, learnt more on the Council of Europe and other international standards, as well as on the national legislation regulating medical ethics in Romania. Apart from this, during the discussions and group work exercises participants enhanced their knowledge through case studies related, but not limited, to medical ethics in examination and health care management on admission, medical consultation and medical documentation, as well as effective screening of injuries and documentation of injuries and ill-treatment. Special attention was paid to the ethics in relation to the vulnerable groups.

The training served as a good platform to share the information and discuss specific cases from the practice. All the participants found that the training was relevant and useful and that they will be able to use the knowledge and apply newly gained skills in their daily work.

The training was organised on 2-3 March in the framework of the Council of Europe cooperation project ”Strengthening the provision of health care and mental health care in prisons in Romania” which aims to assist the Romanian authorities in their efforts to improve the provision of health care afforded to the prisoners as well as provision of appropriate psychiatric care in line with the Council of Europe standards and European Court of Human Rights case law.