Addiction for Nurses

Addiction for Nurses

Author(s): Professor G. Hussein Rassool

Print ISBN: 9781405187466

Online ISBN: 9781444327816

DOI: 10.1002/9781444327816


"In this textbook for students, Rassool (addiction and mental health, U. de Sào Paulo and Federal U. of Minas Gerais, Brazil) describes the role of nurses at each stage of intervention when working with individuals with addictions. He discusses the nature of addiction, its social context, causes, and models of care and change, then addictions to nicotine, alcohol, and various drugs, and recognition, assessment, and treatment strategies. Other chapters cover dealing with emergencies, blood-borne viruses, harm reduction, and working with populations like minorities and those with special needs." (Book News Inc., February 2011)