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After watching the video entitled “Nursing behind bars” (http://www.nursetv.com/video/43) in which we can see how Lisa Poyuznia, a nurse, can work in jail, answer the following comprehension questions:


1. At the very beginning of the video, we can listen to the nurse asking about some possible medical problems. She mentions three of the four following ones. Can you spot the one that is not mentioned by her?

    a) asthma     b) diabetes     c) Cholera     d) High blood pressure


2. For how long has the nurse been working at the prison?

    a) 3 years     b) 11 years     c) 13 years     d) 20 years


3. How many hours a week does she usually spend in jail?

    a) 24 hours/week     b) 30 hours/week     c) 14 hours/week     d) 40 hours/week


4. We listen to the nurse again asking one of the inmates about tuberculosis, hepatitis, HIV... What adjective does she use to refer to these diseases?

    a) communicable     b) communicative     c) infectious     d) contagious


5. The nurse asks one inmate if he is currently seeing a…

    a) physiotherapist      b) physician     c) General Practitioner     d) doctor


6. The jail is fully equipped to attend the inmates and they have digital x-ray equipment which is normally used to screen which kind of disease?

    a) asthma     b) tuberculosis     c) Stroke     d) Inflammation


7. They have two kind of special cells: "sobering cells" and:

    a) force safety cells     b) anxiety cells     c) suicidal cells     d) violent safety cells


8. What is usually the main concern of nurses who want to experience work in jails?

    a) the salary     b) the violence     c) safety     d) the inmates


9. In jail, nurses are usually accompanied by…

    a) doctors     b) policemen     c) deputies     d) Patrolmen


10. How many nurses has San Diego Hospital on staff?

    a) 12     b) 10     c) 20     d) 11


Vocabulary revision

Match up the person with the correct definition:

a) consultants b) physiotherapists c) ward sisters/charge nurses

d) plastic surgeons e) speech therapists f) chiropodists

g) social workers h) medical laboratory scientific officers i) radiographers

j) dieticians k) porters l) pharmacists m) laundry staff

n) general practitioners o) paediatricians p) occupational therapists

1. They assist patients who have difficulties speaking.

2. They take care of people’s feet.

3. They work together with medical personnel in hospital and try to deal with a patient's problems at home.

4. They clean and organize bed linen.

5. They move patients on trolleys, beds and wheelchairs.

6. They work out special meals and give advice on the most appropriate food.

7. They are responsible for, prepare and dispense medicine.

8. They are specialized in children.

9. Senior medical people who give expert advice and are responsible for final decision making.

10. They give massage and exercise to restore specific bodily functions.

11. They operate on patients to repair skin damage or improve a patient's appearance.

12. Their work is rehabilitation and assistance of people recovering from or suffering from illness.

13. They operate equipment in the X-ray department.

14. They work in the departments which are responsible for specimens.

15. They are responsible for running and organizing a ward or department.

16. These doctors may refer their patients to hospital to see a specialist or to receive specialist care.

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