- Filename: essentials-of-correctional-nursing.
- ISBN: 9780826109514
- Release Date: 2012-08-14
- Number of pages: 392
- Author: Lorry Schoenly
- Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
"Essentials of Correctional Nursing is the first new and comprehensive text about this growing field to bepublished in the last decade. Fortunately, the editors have done a great job in all respects...This book should be required reading for all medical practitioners and administrators working in jails or prisons. It certainly belongs on the shelf of every nurse, physician, ancillary healthcare professional and corrections administrator."--Corhealth (The Newsletter of the American Correctional Health Services Association) "I highly recommend Essentials of Correctional Nursing, by Lorry Schoenly, PhD, RN, CCHP-RN andCatherine M. Knox, MN, RN, CCHP-RN, editors. This long-awaited book, dedicated to the professionalspecialty of correctional nursing, is not just a ìgood read,î it is one of ìthose booksî that stays on your desk and may never make it to the bookshelf."--American Jails "Correctional nursing has minimal published texts to support, educate, and provide ongoing bestpractices in this specialty. Schoenly and Knox have successfully met those needs with Essentialsof Correctional Nursing."--Journal of Correctional Health Care Nurses have been described as the backbone of correctional health care. Yet the complex challenges of caring for this disenfranchised population are many. Ethical dilemmas around issues of patient privacy and self-determination abound, and the ability to adhere to the central tenet of nursing, the concept of caring, is often compromised. Essentials of Correctional Nursing supports correctional nurses by providing a comprehensive body of current, evidence-based knowledge about the best practices to deliver optimal nursing care to this population. It describes how nurses can apply their knowledge and skills to assess the full range of health conditions presented by incarcerated individuals and determine the urgency and priority of requisite care. 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 disease, infectious disease, mental illness, or pain, or who are in withdrawal from drugs or alcohol. Chapters addressing health screening, medical emergencies, sick call, and dental care describe how nurses identify, respond to, and manage these health care concerns in the correctional setting. The Essentials of Correctional Nursing was written and reviewed by experienced correctional nurses with thousands of hours of experience. American Nurses Association standards are woven throughout the text, which provide the information needed by nurses studying for certification exams in correctional nursing. The text will also be of value to nurses working in such settings as emergency departments, specialty clinics, hospitals, psychiatric treatment units, community health clinics, substance abuse treatment programs, and long-term care settings, where they may encounter patients who are currently or have previously been incarcerated. Key Features: Addresses legal and ethical issues surrounding correctional nursing Covers common inmate-patient health care concerns and diseases Discusses the unique health needs of juveniles, women, and individuals at the end of life Describes how nurses can safely navigate the correctional environment to create a therapeutic alliance with patients Provides information about health screening, medical emergencies, sick call, and dental care Serves as a core resource in the preparation for correctional nursing certification exams
Correctional registered nurses provide healthcare and related services, including advocacy, health education, preventive care, research, and clinical care. They work with a diverse and often underserved practice population, one within the jurisdiction of the criminal justice system and who are or who may become patients. In this new edition you will discover the essentials of contemporary correctional nursing practice and a comprehensive delineation of the competent level of nursing practice and professional performance common to and expected from all types of correctional RNs. of particular
Using the memorable childhood story as a backdrop, the Wizard of Oz Guide to Correctional Nursing explains how correctional nursing is not like any other specialty in our profession. This isn't Kansas anymore, Toto! Yet, the principles of professional nursing are the same and must be applied in this new Land of Oz. This book provides the resources needed to gain the knowledge, heart, and courage to be a correctional nurse who makes a difference every day in the lives of an invisible, yet needy, patient population. This Wizard of Oz Guide to Correctional Nursing is an attempt to describe the various differences of correctional nursing practice while also affirming the sameness of professional nursing practice in the midst of the people and places of this new land. Using the familiar characters, places, and experiences of the story of the Wizard of Oz, you will journey to find your true self at the end of the Yellow Brick Road.
ESSENTIALS OF CORRECTIONS, Fourth Edition, introduces you to the essential elements of the U.S. corrections system without bogging you down in excessive detail or unnecessary technical jargon. Unbiased and accessible, the text includes coverage of the history of corrections, careers, alternatives to incarceration, probation/parole, race/ethnicity/gender issues in corrections, re-entry into the community, and more. The authors' unparalleled practical approach, reinforced by contemporary examples, not only helps you understand the role corrections plays in our society but also provides you with useful information about professional opportunities in the field.
The Correctional Health Care Patient Safety Handbook provides practical evidence-based help to improve your clinical program and, thereby, reduce clinical error, managing risk and improving clinical quality. By reading this book, you will discover: How a patient safety framework can reduce legal liability while enhancing continuous quality improvement efforts The best methods to assess and improve an organizational culture to support patient safety The key ways therapeutic systems support patient safety Why communication and teamwork are so important for reducing clinical error How to involve your patients to reduce errors and liability The practitioner issues that can sink your clinical program and what to do about them This book is a must-read for anyone working in the correctional health care setting, but especially for those who have opportunity to create and improve systems of care such as: Health Service Administrators Medical Directors Directors of Nursing Risk Management Professionals Operational Leaders Lorry Schoenly is a nurse author and educator specializing in correctional health care. She provides consulting services to jails and prisons across the country on projects to improve professional nursing practice and patient safety. Dr. Schoenly actively promotes correctional health care through social media outlets and increases the visibility of the specialty through her popular blog - CorrectionalNurse.Net. Her podcast, Correctional Nursing Today, reviews correctional healthcare news and interviews correctional health care leaders. She is recipient of the National Commission on Correctional Health Care 2013 B. Jaye Anno Award of Excellence in Communication. Lorry is co-editor and chapter author of Essentials of Correctional Nursing, the first primary practice text for the correctional nursing specialty. She resides in the mountains of north central Pennsylvania.
Corrections: The Essentials, is a comprehensive, yet compact version of corrections by two esteemed authors who are experts in the field. The text addresses the most important topics in corrections in a shorter and more cost-effective format. The Second Edition continues to cover the history, development, and future of corrections as well as provides new coverage of Ethics and the Death Penalty. The book’s brevity makes it an excellent core textbook that can easily be supplemented with additional reading materials.
Rev. ed. of: Correctional counseling: a cognitive growth perspective. 2008.
Written and edited by 40 practitioners in prison systems and public health from all over the USA, this critically acclaimed text comprehensively covers the medical issues specific to the correctional setting-essential, practical information not available in other books. It explores all major areas of correctional medicine, from intake to hospice care-including clinical management of diseases common among the incarcerated, ethical concerns, organization of health services delivery, patient-provider relations, legal issues, and more. The 2nd Edition delivers completely new sections on nursing and emergency services in the correctional setting, as well as new chapters on hepatitis C, geriatric care, end-of-life care, telemedicine, and other timely subjects. Explores important topics including direct clinical care, chronic and infectious disease prevention and care, women's health in correctional facilities, alcohol and drug abuse, emergencies, nursing issues, dental care, juvenile care, preventive health issues, quality improvement, ethical and legal issues, and end-of-life care. Covers all major areas of mental health care, including suicide prevention, outpatient mental health programming, crisis intervention, and the behaviorally disordered patient. Offers chapters on sexually transmitted diseases and tuberculosis co-authored with representatives of the Centers for Disease Control, to provide reliable information on screening for these diseases consistent with national guidelines. Presents completely new sections on The Correctional Nurse and Emergency Services. Features new chapters on Hepatitis C in Corrections, Psychiatric Nursing, Self-inflicted Injury, Methadone in Corrections, Annual Health Examinations, Telemedicine in Correctional Facilities, Geriatric Care in Correctional Facilities, and End of Life Care in Prisons and Jails.
Based on the experience of many countries in the WHO European Region and the advice of experts, this guide outlines some of the steps prison systems should take to reduce the public health risks from compulsory detention in often unhealthy situations, to care for prisoners in need and to promote the health of prisoners and prison staff. This requires that everyone working in prisons understand how imprisonment affects health, what prisonersâ€™ health needs are, and how evidence-based health services can be provided for everyone needing treatment, care and prevention in prison. Other essential elements are being aware of and accepting internationally recommended standards for prison health; providing professional care with the same adherence to professional ethics as in other health services; and, while seeing individual needs as the central feature of the care provided, promoting a whole-prison approach to care and promoting the health and well-being of people in custody.
Interdisciplinary and holistic in approach, Forensic Nursing: A Handbook for Practice, Second Edition emphasizes collaborative practice and skill in caring for victims of violence and disaster. Focusing on how specific topics relate to forensic nursing, it examines human trafficking, sexual predators targeting children through the Internet, and elder abuse. Additionally, it explores workplace violence, cyber-bullying, and new developments in the field of biological evidence and DNA analysis.
The Second Edition of Introduction to Corrections provides students with a strong, comprehensive foundation in the field of corrections using modern research, theoretical origins, and practical application. Designed for introductory corrections courses, this text uniquely illustrates how the day-to-day practitioner conducts business in the field of corrections, in both the institutional and community settings. Experienced correctional practitioner, scholar, and author, Robert D. Hanser shows students how the corrections system actually works, from classification, to security, to treatment, to demonstrating how and why correctional practices are implemented.
Dr. William Wright gave up a suburban practice as an ear surgeon to become the doctor at Colorado's maximum-security prison. After that, running a medical clinic at the county jail should be a snap, right? Oh, brother... Hoards of desperate people fresh from the streets, homeless addicts, illegal aliens, and gangbangers all ruled by a corrupt sheriff and his concubine sidekick made the supermax look almost pastoral. Told with humor and biting wit by the best-selling author of Maximum Insecurity, Jailhouse Doc follows Dr. Wright and his struggles with scamming inmates, corporate bureaucrats, and a sheriff who wants to be a doctor. Peek behind the bars at the operations of a city jail and the daily battles to deliver medical care to a population on the edge.
Includes standards covering the critical program areas for effective institutional management, including safety procedures, security, rules and discipline, staff development, physical plant, and health care services.
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