Healthcare Limitations and Patient Requests

An online continuing education course for nurses, medical health professionals, and other interested individuals working in a correctional setting.

Although medical care is delivered in the correctional setting based on the same standards as care delivered in the community; the secure setting and legal status of the patient population place constraints and obligations on care provision. Clinical decision-making is also affected by safety concerns in a closed setting that includes potentially violent and often mentally disturbed individuals.

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Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  1. Explain the limits of health care practice in a correctional setting.
  2. Describe the effect of responding to common patient health requests.
  3. Manage requests for medical involvement in custody procedures.


Chapter 1: Introduction – Defining Necessary Care 

Chapter 2 : Managing Patient Requests  

Chapter 3: Managing Custody Staff Requests 

Chapter 4: Text Content

Chapter 5: References

  • California Bill 241
  • Implicit Bias in Healthcare
  • What is Implicit Bias?
  • Implications of Implicit Bias in Healthcare
  • How to Reduce Implicit Bias

Price: $10.00

Contact Hour: 1

Course Author

Lorry Schoenly

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. 

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