Nursing care of hospitalized medical patients with addictions

TitleNursing care of hospitalized medical patients with addictions
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsLopez-Bushnell, K, Fassler, C
JournalJournal of Addictions Nursing
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Place PublishedUnited Kingdom
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number1088-46021548-7148
Accession Number2005-00712-003. First Author & Affiliation: Lopez-Bushnell, Kathy
KeywordsAddictions, brief intervention, clinical pathway, Drug abuse, Drug Addiction, Drug Rehabilitation, hospitalized medical patients, Hospitalized Patients, motivational interviewing, Nursing, Nursing care, screening, substance abuse screening

The purpose of this study is to discuss the literature regarding the development of a clinical pathway for substance abuse screening and brief intervention in an acute care facility for medical patients using Motivational Interviewing (MI). We reviewed the literature on the use of brief Motivational Interviewing for adult substance abuse treatment in hospitalized patients and we looked at the design and implementation of a clinical pathway that involves the screening and brief intervention for adult patients with substance abuse problems. Our research supports brief Motivational Interviewing techniques on adult hospitalized patients with substance abuse. The nursing literature identifies brief Motivational Interviewing as an evidence based approach to patients with substance abuse. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved) (journal abstract)

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