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Title: Prison Health Care: Guidelines for the Management of an Adequate Delivery System
Author(s): B J Anno
Corporate Author: National Commisson on Correctional Health Care
United States of America
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 360
Sponsoring Agency: National Commisson on Correctional Health Care
Chicago, IL 60614
National Institute of Corrections
Washington, DC 20534
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Document: PDF
Type: Guideline
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Intended as a comprehensive reference manual on correctional health care, this volume provides correctional administrators and correctional health professionals with guidance based on the most recent literature, case law, and positions of national organizations and experts on correctional health care.
Abstract: The text rests on the view that prisoners have the right to adequate health care. It traces the historical, legal, and ethical issues that characterize the field of correctional health care and develops a model of prison health care that addresses issues, problems, organizational structures, and programs. Additional sections explain in detail the kinds of health programs that should be in place and how to implement them in correctional settings. Detailed implementation guidelines are also presented, focusing on national standards, policies, procedures, planning methods, budget development and management, staffing patterns, administration, monitoring, and evaluation. Chapter notes and reference lists, charts, index, and appended policy statements, forms, checklists, standards, and state-by-state program summaries (Author summary modified)
Main Term(s): Inmate health care
Index Term(s): Inmate records; Medical and dental services; Medicolegal considerations; Offender mental health services
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