Chapter 1: Introduction
Nearly 7 million people are under some form of correctional supervision in this country; with more than 2 million detained in jails and prisons. These individuals need healthcare while in the criminal justice system. Delivering health care in this system has unique aspects and challenges that will be discussed in this course.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Differentiate the various types of correctional settings in the US.
- Outline the common characteristics of the inmate-patient population that affect healthcare delivery.
- Describe major physical and mental health care issues in the inmate-patient population.
Requirements for successful completion are to view the chapter videos, answer the case scenarios questions,and complete each chapter's review question. A final exam must be completed, you may find the "final" exam under the "Take my Test" tab. A score of 80% or higher is needed to pass the course. After a successful test score, please complete the course evaluation then you may print your "Certificate of Completion".
You may find the written content of the videos within the section of the course titled Text Content.