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WOMEN BEHIND BARS: The Challenge to Care


Journal of Christian Nursing:
doi: 10.1097/01.CNJ.0000262293.35472.19
Issues in Women's Health

I didn't want to kill him; I just wanted him to stop hitting me.

In Brief

Female inmates typically have suffered serious abuse and are beset by numerous mental, physical and spiritual problems. What can help them?

Author Information

Kathleen Brewer-Smyth, PhD, RN, is assistant professor at the University of Delaware College of Health and Nursing Sciences, Newark, Delaware. Brewer-Smyth has two decades of experience in neuroscience nursing as a clinical specialist, educator, researcher and author in critical care, outpatient and rehab. She has earned numerous grants for her prison research. Kathleen attends Tenth Presbyterian Church, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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