Reflections and Next Steps  by Lindsay M. Hayes Abstract Data from a recent national study of inmate suicides indicates that the suicide rate in county jails throughout the United States has steadily decreased.
How Safe Is Correctional Medicine?
I am beginning to write a research paper, for which I have chosen to write about Correctional Medicine. Your blog appears to be an excellent resource, especially because there are so few publications on Jail Medicine.
I was wondering if you or any of your colleagues would be willing to answer a few questions for my paper. If so, please contact me contact information belowI would really appreciate it!
If Ryan gives me permission, I will publish his paper here on JailMedicine! What special training was required of you prior to starting the job? What are the security measures like while working? Are you accompanied by guards?
Do you possess weapons? Ryan, there are several common misconceptions about medicine practiced in jails and prisons.
One of these is that jails and prisons are dangerous places to work; that assaults by inmates on medical staff are common. Actually, this is not true. In fact, I personally have found that my jail medical clinics are a much safer work environment than where I worked before.
I started out as an Emergency Physician and worked in a busy ER for upwards of 25 years. During that time, I have been slapped, punched and kicked—several times! I was spat upon. I was peed upon. I wrestled with out-of-control patients. I was threatened with violence many times.
Though this never happened to me, one of my colleagues had a patient pull a knife on her in a small ER exam room. Guns were even found hidden in our ER waiting room! ER doctors and ER staff have been killed. But none of these have ever happened to me in the 15 years that I have been working in Correctional Medicine.
My jail medical clinics have been much safer overall than emergency departments.PRISONS: CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS.
Correctional officers (C.O.s) are "people workers" who interact with prison inmates on an intensely personal level, in an environment of close physical proximity over long periods of time, while functioning as low-level members of a complex bureaucratic organization (Lombardo, ).
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Suicide Prevention in Correctional Facilities: Reflections and Next Steps by. Lindsay M. Hayes. Abstract Data from a recent national study of inmate suicides indicates that the suicide rate in county jails throughout the United States has steadily decreased.
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