Winter 2010

Winter 2010 (Volume 13, Issue 1)

Jail and prison inmates are known to have a higher burden of infectious diseases, substance use disorders and psychiatric illness than the general, no…
 
Peer Review: Beyond Clinical Compliance (article not available)
We all struggle to know when a provider is giving “good” medical care. The endless search for quality seems to lead in circles, with detours and roadb…
 
The role of Medical Director of a Department of Correction can be a rewarding experience, with unique opportunities for professional and personal deve…
 
The Little Old Man Who Wouldn’t: Patient’s Autonomy vs. Safety
George Campbell (not his real name) is a 70-year-old mentally retarded male…
 
I am so close to peeing on my toothbrush. I’m in the shower rinsing out hair color when I reach for my washcloth, but knock my toothbrush off the rail…
 
Not All Inmate Lawsuits are Fivolous: A Study of the Complexity of Custodial Death Litigation

When inmate litigation is addressed, referen…