Pregnant Incarcerated Heroin User

  • P. Preston ReynoldsEmail author
  • Patricia Workman
  • Christian A. Chisholm


This chapter addresses standards of clinical excellence in the care of persons who are incarcerated. The needs of a young pregnant woman who is arrested for heroin use are investigated as the jail’s medical team seeks help from experts in maternal-fetal medicine at a nearby medical school to ensure the safety of the mother and the baby.


Incarcerated Pregnancy Heroin use HIV HepC Addiction Withdrawal 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Preston Reynolds
    • 1
    Email author
  • Patricia Workman
    • 2
  • Christian A. Chisholm
    • 1
  1. 1.University of VirginiaCharlottesvilleUSA
  2. 2.Fluvanna Correctional Center for WomenTroyUSA

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