Correctional nurses provide end-of-life care in this video documentary by Edgar Barens filmed in Iowa State Penitentiary Terminal illness is an increasing possibility as inmate’s age and remains in custody. This can be a time of great sorrow, loneliness, suspicion, pain, and suffering for prisoners. They may have great fear of dying alone, in pain and […]
Even small amounts of regular physical activity can have big benefits for your patients, according to research recently published in the Lancet. That means correctional nurses should be encouraging physical activity for all inmate-patients, and especially those with chronic conditions such as cardiovascular disease. The astounding news is that even 15 minutes a day of low-level […]
This is a great video describing jail health services. Maracopa is a large jail that serves the Phoenix, AZ community. You may remember that Sheriff Joe Arpario is in charge here. Information on their medical services from their website indicate the depth of health services provided. The Medical Services Section is located at the Lower Buckeye […]
Even good prisons are terrible pressure cookers. Inmates have to live with this every day. Staff have to come into it every day. Could meditation help? This video describes some staff and inmate experiences with meditation. Do you think it is a good idea?
I’m not sure why someone would want to know how to make a jail tattoo….except maybe some of our inmate patients, I guess. However, correctional nurses need to know that these procedures go on in jail and prison cells all over the country. The process is crude and the instruments are often unclean. That means […]
SAFEta Victim Centered Care Series View Archive Webinar until October 29, 2011 Webinar Details: Since the 2003 passage of the Prison Rape Elimination Act, the issue of sexual abuse behind bars has gained attention among many corrections and government officials, and some community-based victim advocates and medical professionals. However, too often victims of sexual abuse […]
Michigan has implemented a mental health jail diversion program geared toward getting those individuals with nonviolent misdemeanor charges diverted to treatment programs rather than incarceration. They have teamed up with an unlikely partner, Easter Seals, to create the program. Not only is treatment enhanced for the mentally ill but nuisance calls to the police are reduced and resources can be shifted […]
This is a short video with some examples of correctional nursing practice in a prison setting. The speaker, Dana Outtersetter, RN, is a nurse manager at this facility. She says nurses are apprehensive about working in corrections because of what is shown on TV. This is so true. The sensationalization of the prison experience by […]
This is a nice video presentation of the many aspects of correctional nursing from the Florida Department of Corrections.
This video clip is from a documentary being filmed by my friend Edgar Barens. Hospice nursing in correctional facilities is a compassionate field of nursing made visible and given voice by this work. Consider supporting this fine work. Prison Terminal: They’re Warriors from Edgar Barens on Vimeo. Do you work in a hospice setting […]