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Corrections and Mental Health Update
NIC News & Updates


New articles have been posted to NIC's Corrections and Mental Health Update, a blog covering mental health practices.  The new articles cluster around two themes: Involuntary Medication, and Ethical and Legal Issues Concerning the Mentally Ill in Corrections.

The main feature, “Psychiatric Medication Adherence Among People Who Are Incarcerated: What Do We Know?”  is based on research by and interviews with Dr. Deborah Shelton at the West Virginia University School of Nursing, Morgantown, WV.  Another update in this area concerns prisoners’ experiences of antipsychotic medication.

Ethical and legal issues are addressed in articles on the:

The new updates also include an editorial on the emergence of a new corrections organization named the Association of Corrections Mental Health Administrators (ACMHA), written by ACHMA chair, Steve Allen, and shorts on Crisis Intervention Teams and Medicaid coverage for newly released inmates.   We hope you will find these articles stimulating, thought-provoking, and above all, useful.

Posted Thu, Apr 12 2012 12:49 PM by Tracey Vessels


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