Carrie is passing medications for the morning pill line in a large medium security state prison. One of the women shuffles to the window looking tired and ill. Carrie asks the her “How are you doing?” as she prepares her prescribed medication and the patient says she hasn’t eaten or slept since she ... Read More about Correctional Nurse Clinical Update: Mental Health Conditions III Mood Disorders
There are seven guiding principles for Correctional Nursing in the third edition of Correctional Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice. These are based upon the previous tenets for Correctional Nurses. Knowledge of and adherence to these guidelines will enhance Correctional Nursing ... Read More about The New Scope and Standards: Guiding Principles for Correctional Nursing Practice
Personality is the emotional and behavioral characteristics that make up a person. Personality traits are said to be present at birth or develop early in life. Personality influences the way we see and relate to the world. Correctional patients often have disordered personalities that have led to ... Read More about Correctional Nurse Clinical Update: Mental Health Conditions II Anti-Social Personality Disorder
Correctional nursing is the delivery of evidence-based nursing to protect, promote, and optimize health and abilities; prevent illness and injury; facilitate healing; alleviate suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response with care and respect; and advocate for individuals, ... Read More about What Makes Correctional Nursing a Specialty?
About 37 percent of incarcerated individuals in prison have a history of mental health problems, according to a 2017 report from the U.S. Department of Justice. More than 24 percent have been previously diagnosed with major depressive order, 17 percent with bipolar disorder, 13 percent with a ... Read More about Correctional Nurse Clinical Update: Mental Health Conditions I: “The Patient is Going Nuts!”