Ethical nursing practice can be challenging in any health care setting. This is especially true in a jail or prison where patients are also prisoners or detained for probable cause in a crime. The nature of caring must shift to meet the need of the patient population and environment in correctional nursing practice. The Code of Ethics for Nurses provides a basis for navigating the murky waters of nursing practice in a correctional setting. This course uses practical case examples to apply the first provision of the Code of Ethics for Nurses to correctional practice.
Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to:
Chapter 1: Professional Nursing Values and the Code for Nurses
Chapter 2: Respect for Human Dignity and Patient Relationship
Chapter 3: The Nature of Health Problems and the Right to Self-Determination
Chapter 4: Relationship with Colleagues
Chapter 5: Summary and References
Lorry Schoenly, PhD, RN, CCHP-RN is a nurse author and educator specializing in the field of correctional health care. She provides consulting services to jails and prisons across the country on projects to improve professional nursing practice and patient safety.Read Full Bio