Assessment of acutely ill patients in the criminal justice system
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Assessment of acutely ill patients in the criminal justice system

Tracy Lapworth Senior lecturer, Advanced clinical practice, University of Worcester
Clare Bennett Senior lecturer, Primary care nursing, University of Worcester
Jane Perry Senior lecturer, Primary care nursing, University of Worcester

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 prison setting. The authors compare and apply the recommendations from the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, the National Patient Safety Agency and the Department of Health to offender health care. The article also explores how education and simulation can be used to equip nurses to deal with any difficulties they experience.

Nursing Standard. 24, 41,35-41. doi: 10.7748/ns2010.06.24.41.35.c7833

Correspondence

t.lapworth@worc.ac.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review