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Identifying barriers to the administration of HIV medications to county correctional facility inmates.


Clin Excell Nurse Pract. 1999 Sep;3(5):286-90. Unique Identifier :

The purpose of this study was to investigate the process of HIV medication administration at a county correctional facility. Anecdotal data suggested serious barriers to the process. Professional and licensed practical nursing staff practicing at a New Jersey county correctional facility participated in focus group interviews designed to discuss the process of medication administration and potential barriers to that process. Analysis of data revealed five contextual themes: uniqueness of the county correctional facility setting, barriers perceived by nursing staff, inmates' perceptions of HIV infection, internal systems' barriers, and the role of systems external to the correctional facility.

JOURNAL ARTICLE Anti-HIV Agents/*ADMINISTRATION & DOSAGE *Attitude of Health Personnel Focus Groups Health Services Accessibility/*STANDARDS Human HIV Infections/*DRUG THERAPY/*NURSING Job Description Medication Systems/*ORGANIZATION & ADMIN Nursing Staff/*ORGANIZATION & ADMIN/*PSYCHOLOGY *Prisons Questionnaires


Information in this article was accurate in September 30, 2000. The state of the art may have changed since the publication date. This material is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between you and your doctor. Always discuss treatment options with a doctor who specializes in treating HIV.