Correctional nurses face challenges when treating inmates with HIV
Nurses working in correctional facilities often face many obstacles when delivering nursing care to inmates: inadequate nursing staff, an overcrowded inmate population, tension between facility guards and nursing staff as to which inmates need care, and a lack of resources for nursing staff to name a few. Even so, correctional health nurses are obligated to provide nursing care consistent with their respective state nurse practice acts and rules and the American Nurses Association’s Code of Nurses With Interpretive Statements (2015).
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