Date

May 2013

Document Type

Portfolio

Degree Name

Ph.D.

Institution

Oregon Health & Science University

Abstract

The standards of health care in the prison population are expected to be equivalent for institutionalized and non-institutionalized populations (Asch et al., 2011; Mathis & Schoenly, 2008; Stern, Greifinger & Mellow, 2010; Wilper et al., 2009). Unfortunately, medical management of chronic illness, end of life, and palliative care varies from prison to prison and from state to state. While efforts have been made to develop standards of care in correctional health, success has been elusive and met with varying degrees of achievement (Binswanger, Krueger, & Steiner, 2009; Loeb & AbuDagga, 2006; Loeb, Steffensmeier & Myco, 2007; Mathis & Schoenly, 2008; Mitka, 2004; Raimer & Stobo, 2004; Stern et al., 2010). Nationwide, Texas and Missouri had been the only states to successfully implement quality, cost effective health care in the prison setting (Damberg, Shaw, Teleki, Hiatt, & Asch, 2011; Ha & Robinson, 2011; Raimer & Stobo, 2004). Improving health outcomes in corrections will decrease

Identifier

doi:10.6083/M42V2D51

School

School of Nursing

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