Chapter 1: Introduction - Defining Necessary Care
Health Care 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.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Explain the limits of health care practice in a correctional setting
- Describe the effect of responding to common patient health requests
- Manage requests for medical involvement in custody procedures
Requirements for successful completion are to view the module, participate in the interactive checkpoints, and complete the post-test.
Chapter 1: Introduction – Defining Necessary Care
Chapter 2: Managing Patient Requests
Chapter 3: Managing Custody Staff Requests
Chapter 4: Text Content
Chapter 5 -:References