A recent study found that "complex relationships" described the nurse-patient therapeutic relationship in correctional facilities. This relationship is characterized by the uniqueness of the setting, acculturation of health care staff, and a reconceptualizing the nurse-patient relationship as a triad with correctional officers. This presentation will discuss these findings and explore how a therapeutic triad can potentially improve the health care of incarcerated women.
- Describe how study participants perceived nurse-patient relationships in correctional settings
- Recognize the role that nurses and officers play in correctional health care
- Identify how a health care triad can improve the health care of incarcerated women