Case study examines challenges of correctional nursing – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care. – (866) 348-2889
Correctional nursing is a unique and demanding area of nursing practice.
The following case illustrates what correctional nursing, and correctional care generally, should not be.
Inmate challenges lack of care for injury
A male inmate was injured during a prison basketball game in 2010. The injury occurred to his right hand and consisted of a “torn ligament, dislocation of his thumb, tissue damage and a gaping wound between his thumb and right index finger,” as detailed in the case Perez v. Fenoglio, 792 F. 3d 768 (2015).