CA Forensic Nurses’ Practices & Views With Inmates with Serious Mental Illness: Medication Compliance. Phyllis M. Connolly, PhD, APRN, BC, CNS Professor, San Jose State University Chia-Chen Lee, MS, RN, FNP Santa Clara County Custody Facilities & NP Crestwood. The Problem.
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Phyllis M. Connolly, PhD, APRN, BC, CNS
Professor, San Jose State University
Chia-Chen Lee, MS, RN, FNP
Santa Clara County Custody Facilities &
Ethnicity N = 55 Serious Mental Illness: Medication Compliance
Mandating discharge medications and ensuring follow up treatment, along with well-educated, experienced, compassionate, and dedicated forensic nurses practicing in CA jails and prisons may lower rates of crime, recidivism and reduce costs. Furthermore, ex-inmates with serious mental illness may have an opportunity for improved quality of life and increased tenure in the community