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#1
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April 2017: Journal of Correctional Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421892/editor-s-letter
#2
John R Miles
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April 2017: Journal of Correctional Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421891/truth-be-told-evaluation-of-a-narrative-and-skills-intervention-in-two-women-s-prisons
#3
Michael W Ross
This article describes the evaluation of a narrative and skills intervention to enable women to come to terms with their offenses, tell the truth, and then work to deal with the emotions and issues surrounding their offenses, in two southern U.S. women's prisons. The intervention involved skills building in communication, community building, creativity, and caring for the self, using narrative writing, speaking, and movement. There was broad agreement that the intervention had multiple positive impacts, including insight into factors that lead to incarceration, comfort with selves and better ability to express themselves, restorative justice (ability to understand the situation of others, understanding the impact on themselves and their families), better relationships with other inmates, and understanding the challenges that may lead to recidivism...
April 2017: Journal of Correctional Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421890/inmate-health-care-provided-in-an-emergency-department
#4
Lindsey Koester, Jay M Brenner, Aimee Goulette, Susan M Wojcik, William Grant
The United States has the highest rate of incarceration in the world. Many correctional facilities have outsourced the medical care for this population that often presents with complex health issues. This study evaluates the reasons that inmates present to an emergency department (ED) and compares them to the general population ED visits. The most common presenting complaints were trauma (16.8%), abdominal pain (13.5%), chest pain (9.0%), and self-injury (8.7%). These presenting complaints differed significantly from those of the general population (abdominal pain [8...
April 2017: Journal of Correctional Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643543/measuring-compassionate-care-reliability-and-validity-of-the-greek-version-of-a-compassionate-care-assessment-tool
#5
Katerina Grimani
This study attempts to fill the gap regarding the adequacy of a compassionate care assessment tool by evaluating the tool for use with Greek patients. The Greek version of the compassionate care assessment tool was developed by using forward and backward translation. The reliability and validity of the measures were investigated in a sample of patients hospitalized in public hospitals in Athens. The internal consistency of the instrument was examined based on Cronbach's α coefficients, and the validity was evaluated by subjecting the items of the instrument to factor analysis...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Correctional Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534434/effects-of-a-statewide-tobacco-cessation-program-among-individuals-involved-with-arkansas-community-correction
#6
Christine Garver-Apgar, Susan Young, Brenda Howard, Ben Udochi, Chad Morris
In response to a critical need for tobacco cessation services among justice-involved populations, Arkansas Community Correction (ACC) partnered with the University of Colorado's Behavioral Health & Wellness Program in 2013 to implement the DIMENSIONS: Tobacco Free Program within all probation, parole, and drug court units. In the first 2 years of this statewide, evidence-based program, more than 1,100 individuals from 33 ACC area office locations attended tobacco-free group sessions and provided data on tobacco use and readiness to quit...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Correctional Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366084/metabolic-syndrome-prevalence-and-reduction-in-inmates-prescribed-antipsychotic-medications
#7
Rusty Reeves, Anthony Tamburello, Lisa DeBilio
The principal aim of this study was to establish whether a metabolic monitoring program implemented for second-generation antipsychotic medications (SGAs) was associated with any reduction in the prevalence of metabolic syndrome in adult inmates treated with antipsychotic medications in the New Jersey Department of Corrections. The average prevalence of metabolic syndrome in those prescribed SGAs decreased from 17.9% during the years before metabolic monitoring to 14.3% during the years of monitoring. The number of patients prescribed antipsychotic medication decreased a net 35% over 9 years of the study...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Correctional Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366044/developing-a-typology-for-peer-education-and-peer-support-delivered-by-prisoners
#8
Jane South, Anne-Marie Bagnall, James Woodall
Peer interventions delivered for prisoners by prisoners offer a means to improve health and reduce risk factors for this population. The variety of peer programs poses challenges for synthesizing evidence. This article presents a typology developed as part of a systematic review of peer interventions in prison settings. Peer interventions are grouped into four modes: peer education, peer support, peer mentoring, and bridging roles, with the addition of a number of specific interventions identified through the review process...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Correctional Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366043/nurses-perceptions-of-weight-gain-and-obesity-in-the-prison-environment
#9
Khurshid Choudhry, David Armstrong, Alexandru Dregan
This study aimed to improve understanding of obesity in prison by investigating prison nurses' perceptions of weight gain and obesity. In-depth semistructured interviews were carried out with 17 nurses who worked in two male prisons in the United Kingdom. Nurses identified a variety of factors that they believed contributed to obesity and weight gain in the prison setting. These included factors caused by prisoner behavior, such as poor food choices and sedentary lifestyle. Factors influenced by the prison environment, such as stress of imprisonment, prison regime, and prison culture, were also seen as significant...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Correctional Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358278/sleep-disorders-and-therapeutic-management
#10
Anaïs Goudard, Laure Lalande, Camille Bertin, Marie Sautereau, Marc Le Borgne, Delphine Cabelguenne
In a French prison, most inmates reported not being satisfied with their sleep. Life habits between good and bad sleepers were not significantly different except for television and smoking. The most frequently reported symptom of insomnia was several awakenings at night, and the most frequently cited etiologies were rumination of thoughts and noise. Most patients reported that their sleeping problems began or worsened after incarceration. A quarter of the inmates were following a hypnotic treatment, and most of these treatments began in prison...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Correctional Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358232/medical-parole-and-aging-prisoners
#11
George Pro, Miesha Marzell
The population of geriatric prisoners in the United States will reach unprecedented levels in the coming decades. Geriatric prisoners are at increased risk for deteriorating health and experience the onset of disease earlier than the aging population at large. Medical parole is an underutilized program that allows aging prisoners to transition to community-based health care. This article presents original key informant interview data and analysis of the perceptions of medical parole. Three dominant themes emerged: (1) drugs and nonviolent crimes; (2) politics, costs, and consequences; and (3) quality of health care and sense of security in prison...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Correctional Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358231/primary-care-program-in-prison
#12
Carmen La Cerra, Milena Sorrentino, Ilaria Franconi, Ippolito Notarnicola, Cristina Petrucci, Loreto Lancia
Nurses take on the role of primary caregiver in the prison setting, as they are usually the first to approach the prisoner, and they govern access to all aspects of the health care system. The aim of this review was to assess the effects of the use of the primary care model in a correctional setting. Major literature databases relevant to the specified areas were searched for studies published from 2004 to 2013. Three studies reported some implications for prisoners, nursing practice, and the correctional facility, as generated by using the primary care model in the prison setting...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Correctional Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358230/exploring-hiv-risk-and-ex-offender-status-among-african-american-church-populations
#13
Marcie Berman, Jannette Berkley-Patton, Alexandria Booker, Carole Bowe-Thompson, Andrea Bradley-Ewing
Studies with the general population indicate that involvement in the correctional system is strongly associated with the risk of contracting HIV and other sexually transmitted infections. However, limited studies have examined ex-offender status and HIV risk among African Americans-a population disproportionately impacted by incarceration and HIV-and even fewer have examined these risks among African American church-affiliated populations. This study examined ex-offender status, HIV risks, and perceptions of church involvement in HIV prevention strategies among 484 participants affiliated with African American churches...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Correctional Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100149/the-meaning-of-ending-life-in-prison
#14
Alison Liebling
There are many ways that life can end in prison. This article takes suicides, murder, and the whole life sentence as three forms of unnatural death that illustrate important features of the prison experience and that take on a special meaning in this environment. These forms of death in custody challenge the "legitimate penological purposes of imprisonment." Reflections on the importance of hope and dignity in prison are informed by this account.
January 2017: Journal of Correctional Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100148/palliative-care-in-uk-prisons
#15
Mary Turner, Marian Peacock
Despite falling crime rates in England and Wales over the past 20 years, the number of prisoners has doubled. People over the age of 50 constitute the fastest growing section of the prison population, and increasing numbers of older prisoners are dying in custody. This article discusses some of the issues raised by these changing demographics and draws on preliminary findings from a study underway in North West England. It describes the context behind the rise in the numbers of older prisoners; explores the particular needs of this growing population; and discusses some of the practical and emotional challenges for prison officers, health care staff, and fellow prisoners who are involved in caring for dying prisoners in a custodial environment...
January 2017: Journal of Correctional Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100147/editor-s-letter
#16
John R Miles
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Journal of Correctional Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100146/examining-the-relationship-between-childhood-victimization-high-risk-behaviors-and-health-among-criminal-justice-involved-women
#17
Tanya Renn, Seana Golder, George Higgins, T K Logan, Katherine M Winham
The purpose of this study was to develop and test a conceptual model of the pathways through which childhood victimization influences adult health outcomes. Specifically, measures of high-risk behaviors, tobacco use, alcohol use, illegal substance use, and HIV risk behaviors were hypothesized to mediate the relationship between childhood victimization and adult physical health. The sample consisted of 406 women on probation and parole with a history of childhood victimization in Jefferson County, Kentucky. Structural equation modeling was used to examine the relationship between childhood victimization, high-risk behaviors, and physical health outcomes...
January 2017: Journal of Correctional Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100145/chronic-health-conditions-among-incoming-canadian-federally-sentenced-women
#18
Amanda M Nolan, Lynn A Stewart
Over a 13-month period, health data on all consecutive incoming Canadian federally sentenced women offenders were collected and analyzed ( N = 280). The most common health conditions cited were back pain, head injury, hepatitis C virus (HCV), and asthma. Rates of chronic health problems were generally similar to those of their male offender counterparts, with the notable exception of HCV, which was higher for women. Aboriginal women offenders had particularly high rates of HCV. The study provides valuable information on the self-reported physical health status of federally sentenced women offenders that can be used as a benchmark to examine health trends over time...
January 2017: Journal of Correctional Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100144/journal-of-correctional-health-care
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January 2017: Journal of Correctional Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100143/end-of-life-in-high-security-prisons-in-switzerland
#20
Irene Marti, Ueli Hostettler, Marina Richter
Similar to other institutions, the Swiss prison system faces a growing number of elderly prisoners, trends toward securitization, and, in consequence, more prisoners who will spend the end-of-life (EOL) period of time in prison. By law, prisoners should have the same access to care as the rest of the population. However, custody makes meeting the demands of medical and palliative care difficult. This article focuses on the organizational challenges related to EOL care. Based on ethnographic and documentary research, it examines the institutional logic of the prison and the competing "new" logic emerging with EOL care...
January 2017: Journal of Correctional Health Care
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