Shining the Light on Trauma-Informed Correctional Nursing Care - Recorded on March 24, 2022

Universally, the prevalence of trauma histories, post-traumatic stress response, and post-traumatic stress disorder are considerably higher among incarcerated persons when compared to the general population. Jails, prions, and correctional facilities are among the most extreme living environments; the likelihood of their inhabitants enduring new traumatic experiences and/or re-traumatization because of incarceration is significant. Implementing trauma-informed care in a correctional context, however, can be challenging and complex. Correctional nurses can foster the integration of trauma-informed care by embracing trauma awareness in their professional roles; emphasizing safety and trustworthiness; providing opportunities for choice, control, and collaboration; and focusing on patients’ strengths and skill building.

Through an examination of trauma-informed care in corrections, participants will be challenged to reflect on the ethical and clinical issues facing correctional nurses practicing from a trauma-informed lens. Reference to contemporary theory, practice, and research literature specific to correctional health care will be emphasized.

Educational Objectives

• Examine the components significant to the provision of trauma-informed care within correctional environments 

• Discuss opportunities and challenges unique to the promotion of trauma-informed correctional nursing care

• Explore the ethical and clinical implications inherent in the provision of trauma-informed care within the correctional milieu


Ms. Cindy Peternelj-Taylor, MSc BScN RN is a Professor of Nursing, at the University of Saskatchewan. Her research and scholarship focuses on professional role development for nurses and healthcare professionals who work with vulnerable populations in forensic mental health and correctional settings, with particular emphasis on clinical and ethical issues that emerge from practice (palliative care, boundary violations, whistleblowing, Othering). She is particularly interested in trauma-informed care, and how it can be implemented when working with persons seeking health care at the crossroads of the health care system and the criminal justice system. Her publications can be found in a number of peer reviewed journals and books. She is a Distinguished Fellow with the International Association of Forensic Nurses, and the Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Forensic Nursing.

Webinar Fee:

$60 ($50 for CCHPs), includes access to the power point presentation, the webinar recording and CE credit – 1.25 hours for ACCME, ADA, ANCC, APA, and CCHP. Please email to receive a copy of the presentation slides.

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When and Where
  • 3/25/2022 9:00 AM CDT
  • 12/31/2024 11:59 PM CST
  • Webinar
  • Chicago
  • IL