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NCJ Number: 158521 Find in a Library
Title: Nineteenth National Conference on Correctional Health Care, November 13-15, 1995 Washington, DC: Workshop Materials
Corporate Author: National Commisson on Correctional Health Care
United States of America
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 217
Sponsoring Agency: National Commisson on Correctional Health Care
Chicago, IL 60614
Sale Source: National Commisson on Correctional Health Care
1145 W. Diversey Pkwy.
Chicago, IL 60614
United States of America
Type: Conference Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Twenty-four unedited presentations from the workshops of the 1995 National Conference on Correctional Health Care focus on various issues related to health services for residents of correctional facilities in the United States.
Abstract: One workshop had two presentations on treatment for the violent juvenile sex offender and the application of managed care concepts to the prison setting. Three papers from a second workshop session address routine screening for sexually transmitted diseases, effective staff development for correctional health professionals, and drug-use review to break the costly cycle of over-medication. A third workshop session involved presentations on the development of a comprehensive infection control program in jails, the avoidance of pitfalls in fee-for-service health programs, and psychiatric evaluation and treatment issues for the HIV/AIDS inmate. A plenary session discussed legal developments in the constitutional right to health care. The orientation of health-care providers to the correctional environment, the use of digital x-rays for tuberculosis control, and new perspectives on health assessment and classification criteria are discussed in another workshop. Five papers in workshop session V cover the use of managed care plans to contain costs, recent innovations for HIV prevention among inmates, learning from inmate deaths to improve health care, a new paradigm for correctional medicine, and the prevention of suicide in prison. Papers for the remaining three workshops address HIV education and care for female inmates, the management of human papillomavirus infections, integrated psychiatric services in jails, planning for a chronic care facility in a large correctional system, a model of cooperation between county jails and State prison in health information exchange, and sick call by appointment.
Main Term(s): Corrections policies
Index Term(s): AIDS/HIV in correctional facilities; AIDS/HIV prevention; Communicable diseases; Inmate health care; Inmate preventive health education; Juvenile health services; Juvenile Sex Offenders; Psychiatric services; Psychological evaluation; Sex offender treatment; Sexually transmitted diseases; Tuberculosis
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