Prescribing in prison: complexities and considerations
Amanda Phillips Lead nurse, Isle of Man Prison Healthcare, Isle of Man
Prescribing in prison is challenging because of environmental constraints, drug-seeking behaviour and the potential for drug trafficking. Risk management is, therefore, a fundamental part of the non-medical prescriber’s role as he or she attempts to balance health needs with security requirements. This article highlights the need for an insightful, yet impartial, approach to prescribing for offenders.
Nursing Standard. 28, 21, 46-50. doi: 10.7748/ns2014.01.28.21.46.e8434Peer review
This article has been subject to double blind peer review
Received: 14 October 2013
Accepted: 28 October 2013