Original ArticlesTowards a Guiding Framework for Prison Palliative Care Nursing EthicsHudson, Helen MSc(A); Wright, David Kenneth PhDAuthor Information University of Ottawa School of Nursing, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Correspondence: Helen Hudson, MSc(A), University of Ottawa School of Nursing, 451 Smyth Rd, Ottawa, ON K1H 8M5, Canada (firstname.lastname@example.org). The authors have disclosed that they have no significant relationships with, or financial interest in, any commercial companies pertaining to this article. Advances in Nursing Science: October/December 2019 - Volume 42 - Issue 4 - p 341-357 doi: 10.1097/ANS.0000000000000266 Buy Metrics Abstract The number of people aging and dying behind bars is growing, bringing greater attention to the need for prison palliative care. While this trend has rightly led to increased scholarship, a focus on understanding the most effective way to deliver prison palliative care has overshadowed thinking about why the need itself has arisen, as well as deeper ethical thinking about how the nursing profession should respond. This article interweaves 4 strands of analysis—contextual, relational, social, and political—to produce a framework to guide ethical action in prison palliative care nursing, relevant to practice, research, policy, and education. © 2019 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.