Original articles in scientific journals with peer review

  • Handtke V.; Wangmo T.; Elger B.; Bretschneider W. (2016) New guidance for an old problem: Early release for seriously ill and elderly prisoners in Europe. The Prison Journal. Forthcoming

  • Handtke V.; Bretschneider W.; Elger B. & Wangmo T. (2016) The collision of care and punishment: older prisoners’ view on compassionate release. Punishment and Society. DOI: 1462474516644679. Published Online

  • Wangmo T.; Meyer A.; Handtke V.; Bretschneider W.; Page J.; Sommer J.; Stuckelberger A.; Aebi  M. & Elger B.S. (2015) Aging prisoners in Switzerland: An analysis of their health care utilization. Journal of Aging and Health. Epub 06.07.15. Published Online.

  • Handtke V.; Bretschneider W.; Elger B.S. & Wangmo T. (2015) Easily forgotten: Elderly Female Prisoners. Journal of Aging Studies, 32, 1-11. Published Online

  • Elger B.S; Handtke V.; Wangmo T. (2015) Paternalistic breaches of confidentiality in prison: mental health professionals' attitudes and justifications. Journal of Medical Ethics. 2015 Jun;41(6):496-500. DOI: 10.1136/medethics-2013-101981. Published Online

  • Wangmo T.; Meyer A.; Bretschneider W.; Handtke V.; Kressig R.W.; Gravier B.; Büla C. & Elger B.S. (2015) Ageing prisoners’ disease burden: Is being old a better predictor than time served in prison? Gerontology. Epub 03.12.14. Published Onlinehttp://www.karger.com/DOI/10.1159/000363766

  • Handtke V.; Bretschneider W. (2014) Will I stay or can I go? Assisted suicide in prison. Journal of Public Health Policy, DOI:10.1057/jphp.2014.43. Published Online

  • Handtke V.; Wangmo T. (2014) Ageing Prisoners’ views on death and dying: Contemplating end-of-life in prison. Journal of Bioethical Inquiry. Published Online

  • Wangmo T.; Handtke V. & Elger B.S. (2014) Disclosure of past crimes: An analysis of mental health professionals’ attitudes toward breaching confidentiality. Journal of Bioethical Inquiry. Published Online

  • Elger B.S.; Handtke V. & Wangmo T. (2015) Informing patients about limits to confidentiality: A qualitative interview study in prisons. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry. 41, 50-57. Published Online.

  • Handtke V.; Bretschneider W.; Wangmo T. & Elger B.S. (2012): Facing the challenges of an increasingly ageing prison population in Switzerland: In search of ethically acceptable solutions. Bioethical Forum. 5(4):134-141. Published Online

Presentations

  • Annaheim B.; Bretschneider W.; Handtke V.; Belardi A.; Wangmo T.; Elger B.S. (2014) Prescriptions of medications for older inmates in Switzerland: Is polypharmacy a Problem?, 14th Annual Conference of the ESC (Eurocrim). Prague, Czech Republic. September 2014. Oral Presentation.

  • Bretschneider W.; Handtke V.; Wangmo T.; Elger B.S. (2014) How do older prisoners perceive their health? An analysis of geriatric evaluation, 14th Annual Conference of the ESC (Eurocrim). Prague, Czech Republic. September 2014. Oral Presentation.

  • Bretschneider W.; Wangmo T.; Handtke V.; Büla C.; Elger B.S. (2013) Understanding the health and healthcare needs of older prisoners: A national study of older prisoners in Switzerland, 66th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America. New Orleans, USA. November 2013, Poster presentation.

  • Bretschneider W.; Handtke V.; Elger B.S.; Wangmo T. (2013) No second chance? Consequences of the 2004 introduction of life long custody in Switzerland, 69th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology.  Atlanta, USA. November 2013. Oral Presentation. 

  • Bretschneider W., Wangmo T., Handtke V.; Büla C.; Elger B.S. (2013) Understanding the health and healthcare needs of older prisoners: A national study of older prisoners in Switzerland, 66th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America. New Orleans, USA. November 2013, Poster presentation.

  • Handtke V.; Bretschneider W.; Wangmo T.; Elger B.S. (2013) The blind spot: Ethical challenges in the health care for older prisoners, 20th IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics. Seoul, South Korea. June 2013. Oral Presentation.

  • Bretschneider W.; Handtke V.; Wangmo T.; Elger B.S. (2013) Becoming Old in Prisons: An Overview of the Swiss National Study of Ageing in Prisons, 13th Annual Conference of the ESC (Eurocrim) Panel Session. Budapest, Hungary. September 2013.

  • Wangmo T.; Handtke V.; Bretschneider W.; Meyer A.; Elger B.S. (2013) Healthcare burden of older male prisoners and its consequences for the society, 13th Annual Conference of the ESC (Eurocrim) Panel Session. Budapest, Hungary. September 2013.

  • Handtke V.; Bretschneider W.; Elger B.S.; Wangmo T. (2013) Elderly female prisoners – What does it mean to be old, female, and a prisoner?, 13th Annual Conference of the ESC (Eurocrim) Panel Session. Budapest, Hungary. September 2013.

  • Elger B.S.; Bretschneider W.; Handtke V.; Wangmo T. (2012) Health Care of Elderly Female Prisoners: Is Age Specific Treatment Necessary? 65th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, San Diego, USA. November 2012, Poster presentation

  • Bretschneider W.; Wangmo T.; Handtke V.; Elger B.S. (2012) Ageing Prisoners Healthcare: Analysing the Legal Settings in Europe and the United States. 65th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, San Diego, USA. November 2012, Poster presentation

  • Handtke V.; Bretschneider W.; Stuckelberger A.; Page J.; Ritter C.; Wangmo T.; Elger B.S. (2012) Aging behind Bars: The Medication of Older Prisoners in Switzerland. 65th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, San Diego, USA. November 2012, Poster presentation

  • Handtke V.; Bretschneider W.; Wangmo T.; Elger B.S. (2012) 'Closing the research gap: Analysing the health care for women in prisons'. European Association of Centres of Medical Ethics (EACME) conference. Bristol, United Kingdom. 20.-22. September 2012. Oral Presentation

  • Bretschneider W.; Wangmo T.; Handtke V.; Elger B.S. (2012) 'Ageing Prisoners. Healthcare: Analysing the Legal Settings in Europe and the United States'. Eurocrim (European Society of Criminology - ESC) conference. Bilbao, Spain. 12.-15. September 2012. Poster Presentation

  • Handtke V.; Bretschneider W.; Wangmo T.; Elger B.S. (2012) Easily forgotten: Elderly women in prison. Thinking Ahead - 11th World Congress of Bioethics, International Association of Bioethics. Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

  • Bretschneider W.; Handtke V.; Ritter C.; Büla C.; Gravier B.; Kressig R.; Wangmo T.; Elger B.S. (2012) The pattern of health care use of older prisoners in Switzerland. 80th Annual Meeting of the Swiss Society of General Internal Medicine, Basel, Switzerland

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Contact

Violet Handtke

Institute for Biomedical Ethics

Universität Basel
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CH-4056 Basel

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