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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dear Medial Director, My name is Chia-Chen Lee. I am currently pursuing a Master’s degree with a specialization as a Nurse Practitioner in the School of Nursing at San Jose State University. One of the program requirements is to complete a research project. In that regard, I am conducting this survey of mental health forensic nurses in California. According to the California Department of correction, from 1984 to 1996, the inmate population rose from 43,000 to 72,000. Seven to 15% of those inmates are estimated to be seriously mentally ill. It is also estimated that mental health treatment in jails cost California $40,000,000 annually (Mentally Ill Offender Crime Reduction Grant, 2002). Yet there is little data on this under studied population. The purpose of this study is to learn about the opinions and practices of forensic mental health nurses, the importance of nursing services
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Unformatted text preview: provided, barriers in providing services, released ex-inmates’ follow-up issues, and the importance of various nursing skills. This study will also examine health problems, suicide risks, and withdrawal issues of mentally ill inmates. Your assistance is respectfully requested by distributing a survey for each forensic mental health nurse at your facility. Participation is strictly voluntary. Upon completing the survey, they/you will send it back by attached postage paid envelope. My return address is also shown at the bottom of the survey. I will be glad to send you a copy of the abstract when completed if you would send me your address. The survey is completely anonymous and no personal information will be associated with your/their responses. Thank you for being generous with your time and opinions. Chia-Chen Lee, BSN...
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