Have you just discovered the hidden healthcare practice setting of jails and prisons? Maybe you responded to an employment notice or met a nurse working in a local facility. Or, you may be preparing for an interview or your first day of work on a temporary assignment at a state prison. Many nurses and others in healthcare are not even aware of the interesting and challenging field of correctional healthcare. This online healthcare course provides an understanding of the correctional healthcare environment and characteristics of the patient population. In just one short hour you will gain insight into the criminal justice system and what makes correctional healthcare special.
This is a video-style course with text content located at the end of the chapter.
Upon completeion of this course, participants will be able to:
Chapter 1: Overview of the Criminal Justice System
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