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Changes in the provision of effective wound care within the prison services

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Changes in the provision of effective wound care within the prison services

Leanne Cook
31 May 2011

The number of individuals detained at Her Majesty’s pleasure continues to increase year on year.

Nursing in the prison service is an emerging area of practice and the benefits nurses provide to patients/prisoners’ mental health and physical well-being is widely recognised. This article highlights some of the common wounds seen in prisons and discusses the unique challenges of addressing tissue viability in this specific environment, where patients often have a range of complex health problems, including mental health issues and drug dependency.

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