Date & Time
Monday, May 1, 2023, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
120 Medical Management of Incarcerated Hunger Strikers*

Dealing with a hunger striker presents both treatment challenges and ethical ones. Attendees will learn how to provide medical management of a hunger striker, most common risk factors and potential complications, and ethical considerations. Discussion will include common electrolyte imbalances, involuntary feeding, and some legal considerations.

Educational Objectives
  • List the critical lab tests to follow to identify common complications
  • Review important complications related to hunger strikes, including signs and monitoring of complications
  • Examine ethical considerations related to hunger strikers and what to expect in court

Level: Intermediate