Guide to the Incarcerated Patient

 Guidelines to help with the management of an incarcerated inpatient

Guidelines to help with the management of an incarcerated inpatient

Dr. Eddie Maldonado led us through a fascinating case on Monday that touched on multiple medicolegal and social themes that are encountered on the wards. We were also joined by two representatives from our wonderful OHSU social work team who assisted answering questions about complex issues.

Incarcerated patients, when admitted to our services, have certain considerations, rules, and legal protections that we should keep in mind. Remember, implicit and explicit biases by the entire care team must be carefully considered while administering treatment for this vulnerable populartion, and their incarcerated status can change (and often does!) during the course of a hospital stay.

Thank you, Eddie!