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What Would You Do In This Situation?  

Author:  Catherine M. Knox, M.N., R.N., C.C.H.P.-R.N.

Source: Volume 20, Number 06, September/October 2019 , pp.82-83(2)

Correctional Health Care Report

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Exercising good clinical judgement is one of the most essential features of correctional nursing. The right to a clinical judgment is one of the three constitutional rights that inmates have while incarcerated and nurses are most often the first health care professional to make a clinical judgement about an inmate in the correctional setting. Comparing decisions about cases is one way to increase information and build skill in making clinical judgments. This article is a short quiz (with answers) that tests your clinical judgment against current best practices for patients who present with possible mental health issues.

Keywords: “Psychotic Disorder, Not Otherwise Specified”; Bipolar Disorder; Diabetes Symptoms; “Cutting” and Self-Harm

Affiliations:  1: Nurse Consultant.

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