Purpose: Older prisoners are a growing proportion of the prison population both in theUK (United Kingdom) and internationally, raising questions of how such care needs arebest met. This article reviews literature relating to prisoner care-giving for olderprisoners and seeks to inform further research in this under-researched area.Design: A systematic review was conducted to identify literature relating specifically tocare provided to older prisoners by other prisoners. This was followed with a narrativereview process to provide contextual and methodological perspectives to enhance andextend the analysis of the literature.Findings: This review provides a synthesis of the prisoner care-giving literature andidentifies and discusses key themes in the literature; the benefits to both the caregivers and the institution, training needs and organizational implications.Originality value: This is an original contribution to an under-researched area of studywhich identifies and synthesizes the limited literature in this area and provides ananalysis informed by the broader prisoner care giving literature.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)44-51
Number of pages8
JournalNursing Standard
Issue number32
Publication statusPublished - 5 Apr 2017


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