September 2002, Wiley-Blackwell
This is the first book aimed specifically at nurses working in prisons. There is a specific set of skills needed to be a prison nurse. The environment is radically different to other areas of practice and the nurse-patient relationship and its boundaries are of paramount importance
This book is written by nursing experts in this field and includes chapters on women's health, ethnic and cultural issues, educational demands, the legal and political settings, prison culture, and suicide.
The Context of Prison Nursing (Rhoda McCausland and Alan A. Parrish).
The Role of the Nurse in Prison Healthcare (Anne E. Norman and Alan A. Parrish).
Prison Health: Policy Development (Lindsay Bates and Les Storey).
Understanding and Changing the Dynamics of the Prison Culture (Sally Thomson and Alan A. Parrish).
Enhancing Practice through Education (Sally Thomson).
Educational Developments of the Nursing Team (Les Storey).
Legal Issues for Professional Practice (Maddie Blackburn).
Quality Healthcare: A Governor’s Perspective (Rannoch Daly).
A Reflective View (Stephen Gannon).
Alan Parrish worked closely with Ann Norman during his time as the Royal College of Nursing Advise for Prison Nursing. He was awarded an OBE in 1999 for services to nursing, and is now retired. He still contributes to nursing through his articles on issues of the day.
* publication coincides with the government push to improve prison health care
* the Editors are both key figures in the RCN Prison Nurses Group
"This is an excellent and timely book... With recent
developments in prison health care and the inevitable concomitant
development of prison nursing in the UK, this book will prove to be
a core text."
Journal of Advanced Nursing
"...the editors have ensured that the range of topics offers a
realistic view of what prison nursing is really like" Nursing
"This book is recommended for those working in, or otherwise
interested in, this fascinating area of professional practice."
"A groundbreaking book in this field. It covers women's health,
ethnic and cultural issues, educational demands, legal and
political settings, prison culture and suicide."