Toward a Gender-Responsive Restorative Correctional Health Care Model


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Barbara J. Guthrie, PhD, RN, FAAN, Yale University School of Nursing, 100 Church Street South, P.O. Box 9740, New Haven, CT 06536-0740.


Infectious and chronic diseases are disproportionately greater among detained women than among women in the population at large. The overall punitive, male-based, one-size-fits-all approach to health care and the variant overall health care standards across correctional systems call for a new model of correctional health care. The assumptions, constructs, strategies, and future research implications of the restorative health care model are described.