The Mental Health Services among the Persons Deprived of Liberty at Santiago City, District Jail (PDL), A Case Study


Authors : TEODY T. BASILIO

Volume/Issue : Volume 7 - 2022, Issue 5 - May

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DOI : https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6629906

Mental health has emerged as an important public health and concern affected by mental disorders. This study is an in-depth analysis on the Mental Health Services among Persons Deprived of Liberty (PDL) applying Qualitative thematic analysis with the use of a case study design. It concluded that the District Jail is still dependent to outside medical institution in determining the mental health conditions of the persons deprived of liberty and no outright available Psychiatric health Doctor. The health officer of the jail is task only to conduct prime investigation about the background history of the suspected PDL who is suffering from mental illness. Based on the results of the study, we can conclude that the persons deprived of liberty needs to receive a sensible and suitable health care and likewise to establish a distinct and decent hospital for PDL. Through this government project the authorities of the Correction pillar and the PDL would be eased from destitution during court processes due to a lengthy legalistic step in acquiring medical attendance outside the prison cell.

Keywords : Mental Health Services, Health Officer, Psychiatric Health Doctor, Person Deprived of Liberty

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