1 Definitions
2 Perspectives
3 Guidelines
4 Hunger Strikes

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Hunger strike - Definitions and terms of reference

Learning objectives for this lesson is:
Define exactly what a hunger strike is and to identify the different forms of fasting encountered among prisoners.

Define the clinical frameworks for a hunger strike - the length of and type of fasting involved in hunger strikes.


  • Introduction
  • Definitions 1: food refusals versus hunger strike
  • Definitions 2: Voluntary total fasting
  • Clinical framework 1: diet scale for hunger strikes
  • Clinical framework 2: a time scale for hunger strikes

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