Addressing substance use disorders among nurses proactively and compassionately requires an understanding of the many risk factors that make nurses vulnerable this article analyzes the specific risk factors that affect nurses, including nursing specialty, gender, and workplace, as well as the general risk factors for everyone the article also discusses protective factors that help nurses. To investigate substance use disorders, impaired practice and health risks among nurses in a disciplinary jurisdiction the relationship between substance-related risks to patient safety, nurse.
The nursing profession has the size, influence , and opportunity to provide patients with screening, intervention, and education about nonjudgmental care to people with substance use disorders and drug issues (palamar, 2013) nursing’s influence est. This brochure explains how substance use disorder (sud) affects the nursing profession nurses have a legal ethical responsibility to report a colleague’s suspected drug use learn how to recognize the warning signs and what to do to get a colleague help.
Substance abuse, misuse, substance dependency, or other substance use disorder 3 recovery is a process of learning new behaviors, attitudes and life style that takes time after initial treatment to assure that the person is in a stable and sustainable state of recovery. Although the condition, substance use disorder, was already considered a treatable disease by the american health care system, the disease concept was not widely extended to the addicted health care provider.
Substance use disorder in nursing tackles one of the most serious problems facing nursing today the video provides a comprehensive look at the issue of substance use disorder this brochure explains how substance use disorder (sud) affects the nursing profession nurses have a legal ethical responsibility to report a colleague’s. Nurses with a substance use disorders have impaired judgement and slower reaction times, which compromise their work performance they may harm themselves, patients and the nursing profession as a whole addiction is a brain disease that alters the way individuals think. Research published in substance abuse journal has found that 48 percent of the respondents in a study on drug abuse within the nursing profession reported drug or alcohol use at work the study.
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Substance use disorders among registered nurses: prevalence, risks and perceptions in a disciplinary jurisdiction article in journal of nursing management 23:54-64 august 2015 with 393 reads. Nurses who are challenged with substance use disorder (sud) not only pose a potential threat to those for whom they care they are not caring for themselves according to the hhs, sud refers to substance use and/or substance dependence it is the damaging use of harmful substances, including alcohol, marijuana, opioids, and other drugs. • improve understanding of substance use problems in the nursing profession • provide a framework for collective bargaining representatives and co-workers who assist col-leaugues with substance use problems and issues • outline a process that can guide and assist colleagues towards recovery.