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Assessment of acutely ill patients in the criminal justice system

16 June 2010

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article, the third in a five-part series, explores the difficulties that nurses experience when dealing with an offender who becomes acutely ill within the...

The use of cognitive behavioural therapy to treat a patient with hypochondriasis

01 April 2000

Mental Health Practice


It has been widely accepted that prisons in England and Wales should provide the same standards of care as those provided in the wider community (Home Office 1995)....

Nursing in prisons: developing the specialty of offender health care

02 June 2010

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article, the first in a five-part series, examines offender health care as a specialty. It explores the role of the nurse and the developments that have...

Prisoner peer caregiving: a literature review

Nursing Standard

evidence & practice

Aim Aim To explore the role of prisoner caregivers in providing peer social care to older prisoners and to identify methodological information and challenges to...

Peer social support training in UK prisons

11 October 2017

Nursing Standard

Evidence & practice

Aim To undertake a service evaluation to assess the effect of peer social support training using two separate learning programmes, which were designed to assist...

Identifying and transferring offenders with mental health needs

14 November 2012

Nursing Standard


This article provides an overview of the challenges encountered by mental health staff involved in the transfer of offenders with mental health problems between...

Prescribing in prison: complexities and considerations

22 January 2014

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Prescribing in prison is challenging because of environmental constraints, drug-seeking behaviour and the potential for drug trafficking. Risk management is,...

Addressing challenges in the management of long-term conditions in prisons

09 May 2024

Primary Health Care

evidence and practice

The prison population is disproportionately affected by risk factors for long-term conditions, has greater healthcare needs than the general population and is,...

Preventing malnutrition in prison

15 January 2014

Nursing Standard


Vulnerable patient groups are at increased risk of malnutrition. This article focuses on the importance of ensuring that the nutritional needs of those in...