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Posted Sep 15, 2017
Providing care to the patient behind bars can be an overwhelming task at times, and spirits can become drained. I offer a remedy to this malaise.
- Eileen Couture, DO, RN, CCHP-P, 2017 chair of the NCCHC board of directors
Posted Jun 22, 2017
When we are asked to change, we may respond with resistance, especially if the change alters or interferes with our comfort zone.
- Eileen Couture, DO, RN, CCHP-P, 2017 chair of the NCCHC board of directors
Posted May 8, 2017
In a newly published book, NCCHC board member Carolyn Sufrin, MD, PhD, examines the plight of pregnant women incarcerated in our nation's jails. Jailcare: Finding the Safety Net for Women Behind Bars focuses on the experiences of incarcerated pregnant women and the practices of the jail guards and health providers who care for them. Sufrin uses her ethnographic fieldwork and clinical work as an ob-gyn in a women’s jail to describe how jail has, paradoxically, become a place where women can…
Posted Mar 20, 2017
Eileen Couture, DO, RN, CCHP-P, began her term as chair of NCCHC’s board of directors at its annual meeting in October 2016. She has served on the board since 2007 as liaison of the American College of Emergency Physicians. Here she discusses her career path and her involvement with NCCHC.
Posted Nov 3, 2016
NCCHC board member Carolyn Sufrin, MD, PhD, spoke about the importance of improving data on incarcerated pregnant women at the 2016 annual meeting of the American Public Health Association.