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Enhancing the knowledge on medical ethics in Armenian prisons

Tsaghkadzor, Armenia 18-19, 20-21, 25-26, 27-28/10/2022
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Enhancing the knowledge on medical ethics in Armenian prisons

Four 2-day training sessions for 80 medical staff were organised on medical ethics through the synergy of the two Council of Europe co-operation projects.

Medical ethics in the context of international legal instruments, medical ethics and the rights of patients, the code of conduct of medical staff, ethics for prison staff, medical confidentiality, consent to treatment were among the topics of these training sessions for medical staff of the penitentiary institutions in Armenia.

This is a continuation of the Council of Europe’s support within the framework of the project Enhancing health care and human rights protection in prisons in Armenia” to strengthen the prison medical personnel’s knowledge on medical ethics. The doctors and nurses had a possibility to learn more on medical ethics before as well in the context of observing the universally recognised principles of medical ethics while providing urgent medical aid and organising patient care within the Penitentiary system.

Ethical rules for health care professionals in the general health system were developed with the support of the project Protection of human rights in biomedicine and completed the knowledge of the participants.

The trainings were organised in October 2022 jointly within the framework of the above-mentioned projects implemented by the Council of Europe and financed by the Action Plan for Armenia 2019 -2022.

 


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