Care of pregnant women in the criminal justice system

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Abstract

Overview: Current practices in the treatment and transfer of pregnant inmates in this country may negatively affect maternal and fetal health or well-being. Some violate federal or state laws; others conflict with standards of obstetric care and are widely considered unethical or inhumane. This article discusses these practices; their legal status; and implications for nursing practice, policy, and research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)40-48
Number of pages9
JournalAmerican Journal of Nursing
Volume113
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 20 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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