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WOMEN BEHIND BARS: The Challenge to Care


Journal of Christian Nursing: April 2005 - Volume 22 - Issue 2 - p 30–33
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.

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

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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