Essentials of Correctional Nursing

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Essentials of Correctional Nursing

SKU# 9780826109514

Author: Lorry Schoenly PhD, RN, CCHP-RN

Editors: Lorry Schoenly PhD, RN, CCHP-RN Catherine M. Knox RN, MN, CCHP-RN


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This is a comprehensive body of evidence-based knowledge about the best practices to deliver optimal nursing care to the incarcerated population. It describes how nurses can adhere to the concept of caring while navigating the ethical dilemmas surrounding care of jailed individuals. The book describes the unique health needs and corresponding care for juveniles, women, and individuals at the end of life. Chapters are devoted to nursing care for patients with chronic or infectious disease, mental illness, pain, and drug or alcohol withdrawal. The book also covers health screening, medical emergencies, sick call, and dental care. ANA standards are woven throughout the text.


Product Details 

  • Publication Date August 14, 2012
  • Page Count 404
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826109514
  • EISBN 9780826109521

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Want to learn more about Essentials of Correctional Nursing? Read the press release about the book and health care in the criminal justice system:


Also visit the Essentials of Correctional Nursing website to learn more about the book and read articles about correctional nursing by co-authors Lorry Schoenly and Catherine Knox.

Table of Contents 

Part I: Overview of Correctional Nursing

Chapter 1: Context of Correctional Nursing

Chapter 2: Ethical Principles for Correctional Nursing

Chapter 3: Legal Considerations in Correctional Nursing

Chapter 4: Safety for the Nurse and the Patient

Part II: Common Inmate-Patient Health Care Concerns and Diseases

Chapter 5: Alcohol and Drug Withdrawal

Chapter 6: Chronic Conditions

Chapter 7: Dental Conditions

Chapter8: End of Life and Palliative Care

Chapter 9: Women's Health Care

Chapter 10: Infectious Diseases

Chapter 11: Health and Wellbeing of Juveniles

Chapter 12: Mental Health Issues

Chapter 13: Pain Management

Part III: Nursing Care Processes

Chapter 14: Health Screening

Chapter 15: Sick Call

Chapter 16: Referrals, Transfers and Continuity of Care

Chapter 17: Chronic Care Management

Chapter 18: Emergency Care Delivery

Part IV: Professional Role and Responsibilities

Chapter 19: Management and Leadership

Chapter 20: Research

Chapter 21: Professional Practice

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