Special Needs of Female Psychiatric Forensic Patients: Are they Being Met?

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Incarceration of women is at an all-time high, world-wide. The special needs of a female psychiatric forensic population present articular challenges. Social demographics, community/correctional system preparedness, goal-oriented outcomes and system deficits are explored. Recommendations for obtaining successful outcomes as well as post discharge evaluation data are presented.

Keywords: Incarceration, Women, Forensic
Stream: Psychology, Cognitive Science and Behavioural Sciences
Presentation Type: Paper Presentation in English
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Dr. Sandra Bauman

Lecturer, School of Nursing and Health Studies, University of Miami
Coral Gables, FL, USA

Psychiatric Nursing Instructor in Baccalaureate program, Clinical Program Director, AGAPE Family Ministries, a treatment program for forensic, and mental health/substance abused females. Private practice in Psychotherapy and medication management. Past Chairman, Florida Board of Nursing, Past Chairman of Florida Board of Medical Examiners and Florida Board of Nursing regarding advanced nursing practice. Education includes Doctorate in Psychology, Master of Science in Community Counseling, and Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

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