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Commentary on: Paynter M, Heggie C, Low C, McKibbon S, Martin-Misener R. Community-based models of health care for women, trans and nonbinary people released from prisons: An international scoping review with implications for Canada. J Clin Nurs. 2023 Jul;32(13-14):3277-3294. doi: 10.1111/jocn.16464. Epub 2022 Aug 8.
Implications for practice and research
Women, transgender and non-binary people who experience incarceration often have complex healthcare needs and require dynamic, trauma-informed care in the community.
Research is needed to understand how to address the diverse health needs of women, transgender and non-binary people leaving prison.
On any given day, approximately 740 000 women and girls1 and an unknown number of transgender, non-binary and gender diverse people are incarcerated globally. Intersecting social and structural factors impact incarceration and healthcare experiences, requiring community-based interventions that address the specific needs …
Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests None declared.
Provenance and peer review Commissioned; internally peer reviewed.