Women in Prison - CMEZ523

Women in Prison

Healthcare Priorities

by Lorry Schoenly, PhD, RN, CCHP-RN
(4.3 / 9 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Medicine (1.00 Credits)
Physician (1.00 Credits)

Price: $15.00
CE-PRO Price: $7.50


Women in prison are highlighted in news items and entertainment series, making them highly visible in American society.There are more than 108,000 women in state and federal prisons and more than 102,000 detained in local jails. With extensive histories of physical, sexual, and emotional abuse, incarcerated women can benefit from a trauma-informed care approach that recognizes the significant likelihood of past traumatic events in a female prisoner’s history. The cumulative effect of past victimization and the ongoing potential for victimization during incarceration can be devastating. Experts encourage healthcare professionals across disciplines to be sensitive to increased self-injury, maladaptive behaviors, and suicide attempts in this patient population.


The goal of this program is to describe the characteristics of women incarcerated in U.S. correctional facilities; their complex medical and mental health needs; social and family considerations; and the challenges and opportunities for nurses, physical therapists, and social workers caring for female inmates. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • List factors that are more prevalent in incarcerated women than incarcerated men or in women in the general population
  • Outline important health needs of incarcerated women
  • Describe challenges and opportunities for healthcare professionals providing care to incarcerated women

Approval Information
This course is intended for multiple professions, including physicians, physical therapists, nurses, and social workers.
Physicians: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
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OnCourse Learning (a Relias LLC company) is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Medicine, Florida Board of Osteopathic Medicine, and Florida Physician Assistants (provider # FBN 50-1489).
Physician Continuing Education Credit
OnCourse Learning designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Physician Assistant Continuing Education Credit
American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 1.0 hour of Category I credit for completing this program.
There is no commercial support provided for this online educational activity.

Course Originally Released on: 8/6/2013
Date of Most Recent Review: 11/2/2017
Course Termination/Update Date: 11/2/2020

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

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Shantell W - Groveland, FL  ·  Dec 30, 2018
Relevant to current occupation.
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Brittany K - Boone, IA  ·  Dec 18, 2017
good course good information
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RACHEL S - White Plains, NY  ·  Jan 05, 2016
While this is a very important topic, it is not bias-free. The data may be accurate, but it is presented in a fashion that indicates bias against this already marginalized population, which distracts from the core facts.
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Price: $15.00
CE-PRO Price: $7.50