This paper discusses individual constructs that form diathesis-stress models and formulates an adapted model for a corrections population. Diathesis-stress models are familiar within psychiatric nursing, but rarely discussed in the literature in their application to correctional population, or for their potential in guiding nursing practice in correctional settings. Of particular interest to this paper is the coping response of inmates to the stressors of incarceration and the implications for clinical care management.
Shelton, Deborah; Barta, Bill; Trestman, Robert; and Wakai, Sara
"Biopsychosocial Vulnerability-Stress Modeling for an Incarcerated Population,"
Journal for Evidence-based Practice in Correctional Health:
1, Article 1.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.uconn.edu/jepch/vol1/iss1/1