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CA Forensic Nurses’ Practices & Views With Inmates with Serious Mental Illness: Medication Compliance Phyllis M. Connolly, PhD, APRN, BC, CNS Professor, San Jose State University Chia-Chen Lee, MS, RN, FNP NP Crestwood
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The Problem Estimated 283, 800 mentally ill inmates is US (Sniffen, 1999) 547,800 mentally ill offenders on probation every year (Sniffen, 1999) Non compliance with psychiatric medications most significant predictor of arrest (McFarland, 1989) 1/3 discharged from psychiatric hospitals lose contact with services within a year (Barr, 2000) Costs California, $40,000,000 annually (MIOCRG, 2002)
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Solutions Increasing compliance with psychotropic medications Improving compliance h relapse, h hospital readmission and h criminal transgression (Dubyna & Quinn,1996)
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Research Questions What do forensic nurses believe about medication compliance? What information do forensic nurses collect during their assessment of inmates’ medication compliance? What barriers do forensic nurses identify related to medication compliance after inmates are released ? What are the self care behaviors? Do they have concerns for their safety?
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Methodology Exploratory mail survey Questionnaire developed based on literature review and Scope and Standards of Forensic Nursing Experts utilized to develop and pilot tool Human Subjects Protected by meeting IRB requirements, SJSU 31 jails or prisons with population over 500 in CA were targeted
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Final Instrument Survey design expert formatted the final 60 questions in a 4 page questionnaire Piloted by 10 forensic nurses not part of the final study
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Procedure Phone call made to medical directors/ or directors of nursing stratified nonrandom sample of 31 CA jails or prisons with populations over 500 3 facilities could not obtain
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This note was uploaded on 09/08/2010 for the course NURS 297 at San Jose State University .

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