An online continuing education course for nurses, medical health professionals, and other interested individuals working in a correctional setting, whether jail,
Possibly more than any other nursing specialty, correctional nursing practice is lawsuit-prone. Our patient population, already in the criminal justice system, frequently seeks legal action when they feel they have not received rightful healthcare. Nurses working in the correctional setting have all the same accountability for delivering and documenting care as those working in traditional settings, along with some unique risks and liabilities that need attention. Correctional nurses must be acutely aware of malpractice and negligence concerns along with specific constitutional and civil rights issues related to the incarcerated patient.
Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
Chapter 1: Professional Liability Issues
Chapter 2: Constitutional and Civil Rights Issues
Chapter 3: Confidentiality, HIPPA and the Correctional Nurse
Chapter 4: Ten Ways Correctional Nurses Can Land in Court
Chapter 5: Resources
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
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