This course has been approved by the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy for 2.00 hours. CJA Lesson Plan #5707
This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.
1. Section I: Introduction: a. Course Description 2. Section II: Grief and the Grieving Process a. Scenario “Laura’s Story” b. Commonly occurring steps in the grieving process c. Interactive Exercises 3. Section III: Incarceration, Stress, and Loss – the Life of an Inmate a. A day in the life b. Confinement and loss of control c. Alienation from friends and family d. Loss of possessions and self-governance e. Disconnection from support systems f. Special populations 4. Section IV: Common Symptoms of Grief a. Symptoms of Grief b. Watch For Clues 5. Section V: Role of The Correctional Officer a. Talking with grieving people b. Making appropriate referrals c. Preventing negative outcomes d. Final Scenario - Kelly 6. Section VI: Conclusion a. Summary b. References c. Test Questions
Mr. Lambert has over 35 years of experience as a registered nurse with extensive management and clinical expertise in mental health and acute care and has worked in the correctional field for 13 years in health care operations and health care administration in both jails and prisons. He is a Certified Correctional Healthcare Professional, a member of the Academy of Correctional Health Professionals, a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant and Licensed Healthcare Risk Manager in the State of Florida. Mr. Lambert specializes in systems administration, system startup, quality assurance and policy and procedure implementation and has experience monitoring and providing evaluations of prison and jail health care systems, medical record review and analysis, contract monitoring, education and training of staff in legal aspects of care, and accreditation preparation and contract review. Disclosure: Johnnie Lambert, RN, CCHP, LHRM has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.