Clinical challenges that face nurses working in a correctional setting

Veal, C.

Contemporary Nurse 10(3-4): 228-233


ISSN/ISBN: 1037-6178
DOI: 10.5172/conu.10.3-4.228
Accession: 068502533

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The number of people that have been incarcerated into the Australian prison system is increasing. Many of these people come to the system with complicated health needs. Nursing staff provide the first point of contact for their health needs, and it is the responsibility of the nursing staff to be made aware of inmates' needs and how to address these needs. These problems can present an enormous challenge to nurses working in a corrective setting. This essay has been written to demonstrate how nurses at this particular Corrective Centre overcome the problems they encounter in their everyday work environment.