Mental Health Issues of Women After Release From Jail and Prison: A Systematic Review

  title={Mental Health Issues of Women After Release From Jail and Prison: A Systematic Review},
  author={Ann E Stanton and Peninnah M Kako and Kathleen J. Sawin},
  journal={Issues in Mental Health Nursing},
  pages={299 - 331}
The aim of this review article is to gain an understanding of the mental health issues of women released from jail or prison. Thirty-six studies were synthesized using the biopsychosocial model. Results indicate that released women's mental health issues include psychiatric diagnoses, psychological trauma, substance use disorders; access to psychological medications and services; and motherhood challenges, support, access to basic needs, and criminalized behaviors. Nurses can promote released… 
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