Working in the criminal justice system means working with patients who are detained by the government. Our patients have constitutional rights that can easily be jeopardized in this situation. Correctional nurses need to be aware of the basis of civil rights legal claims that can arise regarding health care provided to incarcerated patients. This short video will give you a quick background in the constitutionality of the health care you provide. Take 3 minutes to learn about civil rights claims in correctional health care.
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