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mental illness, inmate, nurse, nursing care
This paper serves to inform nurses of the medical and psychiatric treatment that inmates with mental illness receive and to offer suggestions for treatment interventions. Current practice includes mental health screens, psychotropic medication administration, psychiatric departments, and administrative segregation. The recommended interventions include providing therapy (including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Group Therapy), decreasing administrative segregation, implementing reintegration programs, and training and collaborating with correctional officers.
Sakai, Rebecca K., "Care for Inmates with Mental Illness: What Can Nurses Do?" (2018). Honors Projects. 76.