Indiana State Nurses Assistance Program: Identifying Gender Differences in Substance Use Disorders
Article first published online: 18 FEB 2011
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Perspectives in Psychiatric Care
Volume 48, Issue 1, pages 41–46, January 2012
How to Cite
McNelis, A. M., Horton-Deutsch, S., O'Haver Day, P., Gavardinas, T., Outlaw, C., Palmer, R. and Schroeder, M. (2012), Indiana State Nurses Assistance Program: Identifying Gender Differences in Substance Use Disorders. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, 48: 41–46. doi: 10.1111/j.1744-6163.2010.00300.x
- Issue published online: 22 DEC 2011
- Article first published online: 18 FEB 2011
- First received March 9, 2010; Final revision received November 11, 2010; Accepted for publication December 2, 2010.
- Impaired nurse;
- monitoring program
PURPOSE: The objective of this study was to describe the population of nurses in the Indiana State Nurses Assistance Program (ISNAP) as an initial step toward making recommendations for future program improvement efforts.
DESIGN AND METHODS: Secondary analysis of data collected for non-research purpose.
FINDINGS: Male nurses represented a proportionately higher percentage than female nurses in ISNAP and used alcohol two times more often than opiates, the second most abused substance.
PRACTICE IMPLICATIONS: Data need to be systematically collected to provide evidence for monitoring and treatment programs to address the needs of impaired nurses based on characteristics, including gender.