In the trenches

Koch, Tom
July 1996
Making the Rounds in Health, Faith & Ethics;07/15/96, Vol. 1 Issue 21, p2
Focuses on complex issues in the discussion of providing nursing care for a prison population. Issue over the United States health care system's non-provision of universal coverage; Prison nurses as dealing with issues of dehumanization that conflict with their personal and professional values.


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