correctional medicine


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correctional medicine

The field of medical care which addresses the health needs of prisoners serving sentences in correctional facilities

des·mot·e·ric med·i·cine

(des'mō-ter'ik med'i-sin)
The branch of medical practice that deals with health problems in prison inmates.
Synonym(s): correctional medicine.
[G. desmōtērion, prison, fr. deo, to bind, + -ic]

correctional medicine

Health care provided to inmates of prisons and jails.
See also: medicine
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May started working in correctional medicine during his internal medicine residency at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, where he accepted an opportunity to moonlight at the Cook County Jail.
She has co-authored several papers on correctional medicine and co-authored a chapter in a correctional medicine textbook on offender mortality rates.
Prior to this role, he has held many leadership positions in correctional medicine over the past 18 years, such as vice president of clinical affairs for a private vendor, regional medical director and site medical director at both adult and juvenile facilities.
Professor and Chairman, Department of Surgety and Division of Correctional Medicine
Correctional Medicine -- for ACPE members interested in exchanging information about issues and challenges in delivering care in correctional settings.
Thomas, MD, JD, EdD is professor and chair of the Department of Surgery; professor and chair of the Division of Correctional Medicine; professor of public health; and chair of the Nova Southeastern University (NSU) Institutional Review Board at NSU.
Another area of correctional medicine that has received needed attention is the management of geriatric inmates, as the percentage of older inmates is increasing in many systems.
He then worked as an emergency medicine physician for 20 years before returning to correctional medicine in 2002 as a staff physician at Northeast Oklahoma Correctional Center.
There are many valid and meaningful criteria that make correctional medicine a very competitive career choice.
David Thomas, M.D., JD, professor and chairman, Department of Surgery, professor and chairman, Division of Correctional Medicine, professor of public health, Nova Southeastern University-COM, Ft.

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