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dc.creatorLinder, John F.en
dc.creatorMeyers, Frederick J.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-08T23:20:27Zen
dc.date.available2016-01-08T23:20:27Zen
dc.date.created2007-08-22en
dc.date.issued2007-08-22en
dc.identifierdoi:10.1001/jama.298.8.894en
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationJAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association 2007 August 22-29; 298(8): 894-901en
dc.identifier.urihttp://worldcatlibraries.org/registry/gateway?version=1.0&url_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:journal&atitle=Palliative+care+for+prison+inmates:+?don?t+let+me+die+in+prison?&title=JAMA:+The+Journal+of+the+American+Medical+Association+&volume=298&issue=8&date=2007-08&au=Linder,+John+F.;+Meyers,+Frederick+J.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1001/jama.298.8.894en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10822/963016en
dc.description.abstractThe number of older inmates in US correctional facilities is increasing and with it the need for quality palliative health care services. Morbidity and mortality are high in this population. Palliative care in the correctional setting includes most of the challenges faced in the free-living community and several unique barriers to inmate care. Successful models of hospice care in prisons have been established and should be disseminated and evaluated. This article highlights why the changing demographics of prison populations necessitates hospice in this setting and highlights many of the barriers that correctional and consulting physicians face while providing palliative care. Issues specific to palliative care and hospice in prison include palliative care standards, inmate-physician and inmate-family relationships, confidentiality, interdisciplinary care, do-not-resuscitate orders and advance medical directives, medical parole, and the use of inmate volunteers in prison hospice programs. We also include practical recommendations to community-based physicians working with incarcerated or recently released prisoners and describe solutions that can be implemented on an individual and systems basis.en
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dc.sourceeweb:308911en
dc.subjectConfidentialityen
dc.subjectHealthen
dc.subjectHealth Careen
dc.subjectMorbidityen
dc.subjectMortalityen
dc.subjectPalliative Careen
dc.subjectPhysiciansen
dc.subjectPrisonersen
dc.subjectStandardsen
dc.subjectVolunteersen
dc.subject.classificationCare of the Dying Patienten
dc.subject.classificationHealth Care for Particular Diseases or Groupsen
dc.titlePalliative Care for Prison Inmates: "Don't Let Me Die in Prison"en
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