Governing the captives: forensic psychiatric nursing in corrections.

  title={Governing the captives: forensic psychiatric nursing in corrections.},
  author={Dave Holmes},
  journal={Perspectives in psychiatric care},
  volume={41 1},
  • Dave Holmes
  • Published 2005 in Perspectives in psychiatric care
UNLABELLED TOPIC/PROBLEM: Since 1978, the federal inmates of Canada serving time have had access to a full range of psychiatric care within the carceral system. Five psychiatric units are part of the Federal Correctional Services. Nursing practice in forensic psychiatry opens up new horizons in nursing. This complex professional nursing practice involves the coupling of two contradictory socio-professional mandates: to punish and to provide care. METHOD The purpose of this article is to… CONTINUE READING


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