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James Woodall & Jane South

In: Health Promotion Settings: Principles and Practice

Chapter 11: Health Promoting Prisons: Dilemmas and Challenges

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Health Promoting Prisons: Dilemmas and Challenges
Health promoting prisons: Dilemmas and challenges
JamesWoodall and JaneSouth

Prisons have been regarded as the most problematic of the settings-based environments (Whitehead, 2006), as prisons generally work within hierarchical, disempowering and penalizing structures that are fundamentally antithetical to the core values of health promotion (Smith, 2000; Whitehead, 2006; Woodall, 2010a). While the discourse and ideology of health promotion is incongruous in a setting that curtails individual freedom and choice, there are ...

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