The Role of the Advanced Practice Nurse in Forging Partnerships Behind Bars

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/147721
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Role of the Advanced Practice Nurse in Forging Partnerships Behind Bars
Abstract:
The Role of the Advanced Practice Nurse in Forging Partnerships Behind Bars
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Miller, Crystal S., RN, MN, BNSc, BSc
P.I. Institution Name:Toronto Public Health
Title:Public Health Nurse Corrections Liaison
Co-Authors:Linda Ogilvie, RN, BSN; Katherine Chow, RN, BScN, MN
[Special invitation presentation] TPH's TB Program and MCSCS established a partnership to address TB in the correctional environment. The TB Program created the Public Health Nurse Corrections Liaison role and position in consultation with MCSCS' Corporate Health Care and their senior administrators, probation/parole administrators, unions, as well as each facility's Health Care Coordinator, staff nurses and administrators. The success of this collaboration has not been without challenges. To overcome these challenges a joint TB Program/MCSCS Advisory and Facility Steering Committee was established and representatives of MCSCS health care staff participated in the interviewing and selecting of candidates for the Public Health Nurse Correction Liaison positions. The inmate population possesses significant risk factors for contracting and developing active TB. These risk factors include overcrowding, poor ventilation, malnourishment, immunocompromised status, substance abuse, immigration demographics and lower socio-economic status. As the inmate population transitions into probation/parole, these risk factors for contracting and developing TB continue. As correctional and probation/parole officers are in contact with these populations, they play a pivotal role in sharing TB resources and providing referrals and support. Early access to health services often reduces the risk of breakdown to active TB by treating TB infection. As well, TB transmission rates are reduced if active TB is diagnosed and treated earlier. Thus, the goal is to create an environment whereby the inmate and probation/parole population is willing to seek or receive health services. Leadership and change agent domains of APN are integral elements of the Public Health Nurse Corrections Liaison role. The application and impact of these domains in cultivating and fostering community partnerships will be highlighted. Program planning, implementation and evaluation success relies on strong community partnerships that can be established by the APN through the ability to negotiate the unique organizational culture of correctional facilities.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Role of the Advanced Practice Nurse in Forging Partnerships Behind Barsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/147721-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Role of the Advanced Practice Nurse in Forging Partnerships Behind Bars</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Miller, Crystal S., RN, MN, BNSc, BSc</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Toronto Public Health</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Public Health Nurse Corrections Liaison</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">cmiller3@toronto.ca</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Linda Ogilvie, RN, BSN; Katherine Chow, RN, BScN, MN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Special invitation presentation] TPH's TB Program and MCSCS established a partnership to address TB in the correctional environment. The TB Program created the Public Health Nurse Corrections Liaison role and position in consultation with MCSCS' Corporate Health Care and their senior administrators, probation/parole administrators, unions, as well as each facility's Health Care Coordinator, staff nurses and administrators. The success of this collaboration has not been without challenges. To overcome these challenges a joint TB Program/MCSCS Advisory and Facility Steering Committee was established and representatives of MCSCS health care staff participated in the interviewing and selecting of candidates for the Public Health Nurse Correction Liaison positions. The inmate population possesses significant risk factors for contracting and developing active TB. These risk factors include overcrowding, poor ventilation, malnourishment, immunocompromised status, substance abuse, immigration demographics and lower socio-economic status. As the inmate population transitions into probation/parole, these risk factors for contracting and developing TB continue. As correctional and probation/parole officers are in contact with these populations, they play a pivotal role in sharing TB resources and providing referrals and support. Early access to health services often reduces the risk of breakdown to active TB by treating TB infection. As well, TB transmission rates are reduced if active TB is diagnosed and treated earlier. Thus, the goal is to create an environment whereby the inmate and probation/parole population is willing to seek or receive health services. Leadership and change agent domains of APN are integral elements of the Public Health Nurse Corrections Liaison role. The application and impact of these domains in cultivating and fostering community partnerships will be highlighted. Program planning, implementation and evaluation success relies on strong community partnerships that can be established by the APN through the ability to negotiate the unique organizational culture of correctional facilities.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:35:34Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:35:34Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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