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Prison health service directors' views on research priorities and organizational issues in conducting research in prison: Outcomes of a national deliberative roundtable

Simpson, Paul; Guthrie, Jill; Butler, Tony

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Purpose - Given that prisoners have significant health needs across most areas, the paucity of prisoner health research, and the difficulties involved in the conduct of research in this setting, there is a need to develop research priorities that align with key stakeholder groups. One such group are those responsible for health service provision in prisons - prison health service directors. The paper aims to discuss these issues. Design/methodology/approach - Prison health service directors in...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorSimpson, Paul
dc.contributor.authorGuthrie, Jill
dc.contributor.authorButler, Tony
dc.date.accessioned2021-09-07T01:39:35Z
dc.identifier.issn1744-9200
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/247395
dc.description.abstractPurpose - Given that prisoners have significant health needs across most areas, the paucity of prisoner health research, and the difficulties involved in the conduct of research in this setting, there is a need to develop research priorities that align with key stakeholder groups. One such group are those responsible for health service provision in prisons - prison health service directors. The paper aims to discuss these issues. Design/methodology/approach - Prison health service directors in each Australian state and territory were invited to participate in a national (deliberative) roundtable where the consensus building nominal group technique was utilized. This involved the identification of research priorities and organizational issues in conducting research with prisoners, and ranking research priorities. A thematic analysis was conducted on organizational issues. Findings - In total, 13 participants attended the roundtable. Participants identified 28 research priorities and 12 organizational issues. Top ranked research priorities were mental health, cognitive and intellectual disability, post-release health maintenance, ageing prisoners, chronic health conditions and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health. Themes identified from the organizational issues included prisoner access to research participation, health and research literacy of custodial staff, and institutional protectionism in response to research that may discover negative information about the custodial setting. Research - limitations/implications These findings should inform future efforts to improve research infrastructures to undertake research to improve the health of people in Australian prisons, and help to align researchers' efforts with those of a key organizational stakeholder. Originality/value - This is the first paper to determine the research priorities and organizational issues in conducting research in prisons of prison health service directors.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisher© Emerald Publishing Limited
dc.rights© Emerald Publishing Limited
dc.sourceInternational Journal of Prisoner Health
dc.subjectOffender health
dc.subjectPrisoners
dc.subjectQualitative research
dc.subjectResearch priorities
dc.subjectDeliberative research
dc.subjectNominal group technique
dc.titlePrison health service directors' views on research priorities and organizational issues in conducting research in prison: Outcomes of a national deliberative roundtable
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume13
dc.date.issued2017
local.identifier.absfor111706 - Epidemiology
local.identifier.absfor111708 - Health and Community Services
local.identifier.absfor111711 - Health Information Systems (incl. Surveillance)
local.identifier.ariespublicationa383154xPUB6448
local.publisher.urlhttps://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationSimpson, Paul, University of New South Wales
local.contributor.affiliationGuthrie, Jill, College of Health and Medicine, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationButler, Tony, University of New South Wales
local.description.embargo2099-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue2
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage113
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage123
local.identifier.doi10.1108/IJPH-12-2016-0070
local.identifier.absseo920204 - Evaluation of Health Outcomes
local.identifier.absseo920408 - Health Status (e.g. Indicators of Well-Being)
local.identifier.absseo920413 - Social Structure and Health
dc.date.updated2020-11-23T10:58:47Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-85020239830
local.identifier.thomsonID000404792800006
CollectionsANU Research Publications

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