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Custody & Caring

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Nurses and other health care professionals practicing at the interface of the health and criminal justice systems are faced with daily challenges unique to their roles, the clientele they work with, and the environments in which they practice. The first national conference focusing on nurses working in the forensic milieu was hosted by the College of Nursing, University of Saskatchewan and the Regional Psychiatric Centre, Correctional Service Canada in 1989, and has been held biennially since then. We are pleased to host the 16th anniversary of the Custody and Caring Conference in 2019, and recognize that by highlighting contemporary challenges, opportunities and collaborations, best practices are promoted.

2019 Conference Theme

Social Justice in Forensic Mental Health and Correctional Nursing

Objectives

The overall goal of the conference is to provide a forum for highlighting innovations in practice, education, research, and policy development in the field of forensic mental health and correctional health care in Canada and throughout the world. Clinical issues and work life issues unique to nurses, health care professionals and other professionals working within forensic mental health and correctional environments will be featured.

Conference participants will be able to:

  • discuss issues unique to the provision of nursing and health care in institutional and community based settings
  • report innovations in program and policy development relevant to forensic mental health and correctional health care practice, education, research and leadership
  • consider clinical and ethical issues unique to forensic mental health and correctional healthcare
  • explore interventions that emphasize community re-integration of forensic clients
  • promote forensic mental health care and correctional healthcare as specialized areas of practice
  • examine vulnerability and diversity as concepts of particular relevance to researchers and practitioners in correctional and forensic mental health environments
  • describe innovative methodologies and approaches to correctional and forensic research
  • explore opportunities to address work life issues unique to health care professionals practicing within forensic mental health correctional environments.

Committees

Planning Committee

  • Conference Chairperson, Cindy Peternelj-Taylor, Professor, College of Nursing, University of Saskatchewan
  • Shawn Anderson, Director of Finance and Administration, College of Nursing, University of Saskatchewan
  • Leah Cook, Regional Manager Public Health, Regional Headquarters, Prairies, Correctional Service Canada
  • Selene Daniel-Whyte, Education Program Coordinator, Continuing Education and Development for Nurses, College of Nursing, University of Saskatchewan
  • Carmen Dell, Masters of Nursing Student, Clinical Associate, College of Nursing, University of Saskatchewan
  • Joele Fidler, Chief, Health Services, Saskatchewan Penitentiary, Correctional Service Canada
  • Laura Garratt, Mental Health Epidemiology, Mental Health Branch, Health Services Sector, Regional Psychiatric Centre (PRA), Correctional Service Canada
  • Carson Gaudet, Acting Executive Director of Health Services, Regional Psychiatric Centre, Correctional Service Canada
  • James Johansson, Masters Student, College of Nursing, University of Saskatchewan. Nurse Educator, MacEwan University and Alberta Hospital, Edmonton
  • Arlene Kent-Wilkinson, Associate Professor, College of Nursing, University of Saskatchewan
  • Carrie Lees, Custody & Caring Undergraduate Scholarship Recipient, 4th year Nursing Student, College of Nursing, University of Sasktchewan, Prince Albert Campus
  • Brenda Mishak, Assistant Professor, Academic Programming, College of Nursing, University of Saskatchewan, Prince Albert Campus
  • Elizabeth Walsh, Editorial Board Member, Journal of Forensic Nursing, Independent Health in Justice Consultant, United Kingdom
  • Phil Woods, Professor, Associate Dean Research, Innovation & Global Initiatives, College of Nursing, University of Saskatchewan

Abstract Review Committee

  • Carmen Dell, Masters of Nursing Student, Clinical Associate, College of Nursing, University of Saskatchewan
  • James Johansson, Masters Student, College of Nursing, University of Saskatchewan. Nurse Educator, MacEwan University and Alberta Hospital, Edmonton
  • Arlene Kent-Wilkinson, Associate Professor, College of Nursing, University of Saskatchewan (Chair)
  • Carrie Lees, Custody & Caring Undergraduate Scholarship Recipient, 4th year Nursing Student, College of Nursing, University of Sasktchewan, Prince Albert Campus
  • Elizabeth Walsh, Editorial Board Member, Journal of Forensic Nursing, Independent Health in Justice Consultant, United Kingdom
  • Phil Woods, Professor, Associate Dean Research, Innovation & Global Initiatives, College of Nursing, University of Saskatchewan


Custody & Caring 16th Biennial International Conference
October 23-25, 2019 - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan