The Role of the Nurse in Prison

Brooke, Joanne (2023) The Role of the Nurse in Prison. In: Nursing in Prison. Springer, pp. 55-81. ISBN 9783031306624

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This chapter is divided into four sections and will commence with the history of healthcare within prisons in the United States and England and Wales. The first section will introduce landmark litigations and pioneers who have successfully influenced the development of prison healthcare, as well as a timeline of relevant policies and partnerships including how the role of the nurse emerged and developed. The second section will explore the professional identity of nursing, specifically the professional identity of a nurse working within a prison, as well as concepts of emotional labour and moral distress. The third section focuses on the therapeutic relationship between a nurse and a patient (prisoner), as well as a discussion on care versus security, when security of the prison, staff and prisoners is a priority over the provision of healthcare. The last section explores the need of nurses to collaborate with non-healthcare professionals to provide care to prisoners, including prison officers, but also prisoners who may have been trained to support and care for their fellow prisoners, and charitable organisations.

Item Type: Book Section
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19 July 2023Published
Subjects: CAH02 - subjects allied to medicine > CAH02-04 - nursing and midwifery > CAH02-04-01 - nursing (non-specific)
Divisions: Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences > School of Nursing and Midwifery
Depositing User: Gemma Tonks
Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2024 15:04
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2024 15:04

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