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Table 2 Themes and subthemes

From: Challenges in providing ethically competent health care to incarcerated older adults with mental illness: a qualitative study exploring mental health professionals’ perspectives in Canada

Themes Subthemes
Imprisoned older persons with special care needs Prisons - not suitable for older adults
Imprisoned older adults’ emotional care needs
Lack of resources to ensure necessary care Inadequate housing conditions
Limited manpower and expertise
The peer-support program in prisons The role of peers who help older adults in need
The mutually benefitting outcome of the peer-support program
The ethical concerns of the peer-support program