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Cross examination of clinicians at coroners' inquests following deaths in custody

Wright, Nat, Tompkins, Charlotte N.E. and Bi-Mohammed, Zanib ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9382-6829 (2012) Cross examination of clinicians at coroners' inquests following deaths in custody. International Journal of Prisoner Health, 8 (3/4). pp. 92-98.

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This article draws upon the international literature to focus on the investigation of prisoner deaths in England and Wales, concentrating on clinician involvement in this process.

This is a viewpoint paper regarding clinician involvement in coroner investigations of prisoner deaths in England and Wales.

Compared to colleagues practising in the community, the authors suggest that there is a higher burden of investigation upon clinicians practicing in secure environments and recommend improved training for prison clinicians regarding expectations of the coroner's inquest and also a system whereby questioning in coroners' courts is directed through the coroner.

This paper provides an updated perspective on the issue of coroner investigations following a death in prison custody, from the position of practising prison clinicians

Item Type: Article
Status: Published
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1108/17449201211284969
School/Department: School of Science, Technology and Health
URI: https://ray.yorksj.ac.uk/id/eprint/9808

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