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Correctional Health Care: Addressing the Needs of Elderly, Chronically Ill, and Terminally Ill Inmates

Accession Number: 
018735
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Correctional Health Care: Addressing the Needs of Elderly, Chronically Ill, and Terminally Ill Inmates Cover

An exploratory report regarding the management of aging and infirm inmates is presented. Six chapters follow an executive summary:

  • Introduction;
  • What we know about elderly, chronically ill, and terminally ill inmates;
  • Effective evaluation for identifying the special needs of inmates;
  • Program, housing, and treatment considerations;
  • Ethical and policy considerations for the care of elderly and infirm inmates;
  • And conclusion.

Appendixes include: Criminal Justice Institute Survey-Managing the Needs of Aging Inmates and Inmates With Chronic and Terminal Illnesses; site-visit reports; and site visit checklist.

 

Edition: 
2004 edition