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Running head: CAN NURSES CARE WITHIN THE WALLS ? 1 Can Nurses care within the walls? Correctional nurses often work behind the wall ( Detention centers or prisons). Correctional nursing is special, it requires knowledge, skills, and attitudes that will challenge the needs of the vulnerable population while adhering to the boundaries necessary for maintaining security. (Wilper et al., 2009). Correctional nurses are always known to appear uncaring, rude unfriendly. The internal factors greatly contribute to such behavior. Nurses often find themselves struggling to what they believe is best for their clients, what the clients believe and what the detention center believe is best for the clients. Correction nurses work with clients who believe that their demands have to me met immediately, the clients are noncompliant with medication, treatment and follow up plans. Some clients are violent due to their nature, crimes committed, most of them have mental issues, they are suicidal.

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