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Treating the addicted nurse

Author:
STEPHENS Sue
Journal article citation:
Mental Health Care, 2(9), May 1999, pp.310-313.
Publisher:
Pavilion

Looks at how healthcare professionals are known to work under considerable stress, but a number of other factors also make them particularly vulnerable to drug or alcohol abuse.

Journal article

Attitudes of healthcare professionals in a general hospital to patients with substance misuse disorders

Authors:
RAISTRICK Duncan S., TOBER Gillian W., UNSWORTH Sally L.
Journal article citation:
Journal of Substance Use, 20(1), 2015, pp.56-60.
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis

Brief training seemed to have a positive effect. Implications: The authors conclude that there should be a policy shift away from trying to 'piggy back' care of people with substance misuse problems onto practitioners in other clinical specialities. Although addiction problems are found in most areas of health and social care, the role of staff in treating addiction is limited - effective substance... (Publisher abstract)

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Madness to mental illness: a history of the Royal College of Psychiatrists

Author:
BEWLEY Thomas
Publisher:
RCPsych Publications
Publication year:
2008
Pagination:
158p.
Place of publication:
London

...and psychotherapy. Research topics, education, training and examination activities for doctors, nurses and students, journals and other college publications, premises and the library and information service which the college provide are also discussed. Further detail in companion and source material is archived on line. The author advocates an integrated psychological and biological approach to treating people

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Anti-oppressive practices with chronic pain sufferers

Author:
MACDONALD Judy E.
Journal article citation:
Social Work in Health Care, 47(2), 2008, pp.135-156.
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
Place of publication:
Philadelphia, USA

Findings are presented from a doctoral dissertation that uses a narrative, testimonial method, framed within an anti-oppressive ideology, to examine the experiences of six women (two doctors, two nurses and two social workers). It focuses on living with chronic pain, dealing with the medical system and the relationship between pain/disability and the participants’ professional helping roles...

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