<![CDATA[NURSING IN CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES - Discussion]]>Sat, 13 Feb 2016 14:21:34 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[Critical Thinking Question #1]]>Wed, 22 Feb 2012 05:29:36 GMThttp://nursesincorrectionalfacilities.weebly.com/discussion/critical-thinking-question-1If you had to provide care to a prisoner that had previously harmed a nurse while providing care, would you do it? Why? Why not? What would you do?

*Please click on the link above (question) to access the Correctional Service Canada website; scroll down to "Staying Safe" and read to inform you before answering the question*
]]>
<![CDATA[Critical Thinking Question #2]]>Wed, 22 Feb 2012 05:28:49 GMThttp://nursesincorrectionalfacilities.weebly.com/discussion/critical-thinking-question-3What would you do if a prison officer was refusing you access to a client that needed your therapeutic nursing care skills?

*Please click on above link (question) to access a website article. Scroll down to bottom heading "Onus is on Nurses" and read to inform you about the nurses responsibility; it may assist you in answering the question*
]]>
<![CDATA[Critical Thinking Question #3]]>Wed, 22 Feb 2012 05:26:59 GMThttp://nursesincorrectionalfacilities.weebly.com/discussion/critical-thinking-question-4Read the following quotes and ideas about prison nursing and consider what they are suggesting. Then, attempt the question below: 

“Few candidates possess enough experience in all the related fields and therefore nurses start work within this speciality without all the required competencies” (Evans, 1999, p.1324). 

Nurses require specific training, knowledge and skills in order to be able to perform in such a complex and secure environment (Bennett et al., 2010)

“Courses need to be developed that bridge some of these skills and knowledge gaps 
between requirements of a competent prison nurse and the existing competency 
levels of nurses entering prisons” (Evans, 1999, p.1325).

Question: How can we better prepare nurses to enter these care environments such that they may provide the complex and variable care required by incarcerated individuals? (Evans,1999, p.1324).


*Please click on the above link (paragraph) to access an informative article by Evans (1999) that may assist you in answering this question!*
]]>
<![CDATA[Critical Thinking Question #4]]>Wed, 22 Feb 2012 05:23:00 GMThttp://nursesincorrectionalfacilities.weebly.com/discussion/critical-thinking-question-5Confidentiality is a major issue in hospital settings. How do you think this problem is magnified in a correctional facility setting? 

One possible answer: Nurses struggle with maintaining confidentiality since they are accompanied by security at each patient visit who is not verified to obtain patient information, and when safety precautions must be taken in facilities and nurses are not allowed to disclose a diagnosis (Stamler & Yiu, 2012).

*Please click on above link (in blue) to access a website that may assist you to understand issues of confidentiality in correctional nursing, and therefore help you answer the above question*   
]]>
<![CDATA[A Reflection on Personal Values...]]>Wed, 22 Feb 2012 05:19:36 GMThttp://nursesincorrectionalfacilities.weebly.com/discussion/a-reflection-on-personal-valuesTake a moment to reflect on your own values and beliefs. Do you believe that you could give prisoners (murderers, rapists, and other offenders) the same care and compassion you could a client at a walk-in clinic or other healthcare context?

*Please click on above link (question) to access a website article. Scroll down to bottom heading "Treating Inmates as People" and read to inform you about the nurses responsibility; it may assist you in answering the question*
]]>