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Clinical Practice in Correctional Medicine

Written and edited by 40 practitioners in prison systems and public health from all over the USA, this critically acclaimed text comprehensively covers the medical issues specific to the correctional setting—essential, practical information not available in other books. It explores all major areas of correctional medicine, from intake to hospice care—including clinical management of diseases common among the incarcerated, ethical concerns, organization of health services delivery, patient-provider relations, legal issues, and more. The 2nd Edition delivers completely new sections on nursing and emergency services in the correctional setting, as well as new chapters on hepatitis C, geriatric care, end-of-life care, telemedicine, and other timely subjects.

Correctional physicians and nurses, administrators in correctional facilities and psychiatrists and mental health workers.


Published: January 2006

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-03265-0


  • I. The Correctional Physician

    1. Doctors, Patients, and the History of Correctional Medicine

    2. Challenges of Improving Quality in the Correctional Setting

    3. Interaction between Correctional Staff and Health Care Providers in the Delivery of Health Care

    4. Medical Ethics and Correctional Health Care

    II. The Correctional Nurse

    5. Correctional Nursing in Perspective

    6. Nursing Primary Care

    7. Nursing Chronic Care

    8. Nursing Case Management

    9. Nursing Emergency Services

    10. Nursing Emergency Triage

    11. Infirmary Nursing

    III. Medical Issues in Corrections

    12. Intake Evaluations in Prisons and Jails

    13. Chronic Disease Management

    14. Sick Call as Triage

    15. Infirmary Care

    16. The Hospital Secure Unit

    IV. Infectious Diseases

    17. Tuberculosis Screening

    18. Tuberculosis in the Correctional Facility

    19. Overview of STDs in Corrections Facilities

    20. Epidemiology of Contagious and Infectious Diseases in Correctional Facilities

    21. Overview of HIV Care

    22. Use of Antiretroviral Agents in the Treatment of HIV

    23. Hepatitis C in Corrections

    V. Women’s Health Care

    24. Care of the Pregnant Inmate

    25. Women’s Health Care in the Incarcerated Setting

    VI. Mental Health

    26. Psychiatric Intake Screening

    27. Mental Health Outpatient Services in Correctional Settings

    28. Managing the Patient with an Acute Psychiatric Condition

    29. Suicide Prevention in Correctional Facilities: An Overview

    30. Psychiatric Nursing

    31. Self-inflicted Injury

    VII. Public Health

    32. Preventive Health Issues for Individuals in Jails and Prisons

    33. The Treatment of Alcohol and Other Drug Abstinence Programs

    34. Methadone in Corrections

    35. Desmoteric Medicine and the Public Health

    36. Mortality in Prisons and Jails

    37. Annual Health Examinations

    VIII. Emergency Services

    38. Emergency Medical Services

    39. Trauma Care in Corrections

    40. Emergency Mental Health Problems

    41. Emergency Dental Problems in Corrections

    42. Emergency Equipment Needs in Correctional Facilities

    43. Emergency Triage

    IX. Special Issues in Corrections

    44. Quality Improvement Through Care Management

    45. Performance Measurement of Medical Care Programs

    46. Telemedicine in Correctional Facilities

    47. Care of the Impaired and Disabled

    48. Special Problems of Health Services for Juvenile Justice Programs

    49. Legal Considerations in the Delivery of Health Care Services in Prisons and Jails

    50. Geriatric Care in Correctional Facilities

    51. End of Life Care in Prisons and Jails


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