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Authors: Tamayo, Niall
Supervisor(s): Dr. Annette Lane, Athabasca University
Examining Committee: Dr. Kristin Petrovic, Athabasca University
Dr. Marcella Ogenchuk, University of Saskatchewan
Degree: Master of Nursing (MN)
Department: Faculty of Health Disciplines
Keywords: substance abuse
acute mental health
nursing role
Issue Date: 10-Jan-2022
Abstract: Nurses support the recovery of individuals with substance use disorder. However, negative attitudes adopted by nurses discourage individuals who use substances from accessing healthcare services, experiencing further health deterioration. Alternatively, nurses can enact interventions that support the recovery of individuals. Hence, it is beneficial to increase nurses’ awareness of effective interventions that promote recovery. Based on the review of literature, there is a lack of Canadian studies that examine the nursing perspective. Moreover, recovery-oriented nursing interventions can be more frequently or exclusively applied within distinct settings (inpatient, outpatient, and community). These factors enhance the importance of a study examining how Canadian nurses effectively intervene with individuals with substance use disorder. The purpose of this study was to utilize Qualitative Description to explore effective nursing interventions from the perspective of inpatient nurses. Purposive sampling was utilized, and data was collected using semi-structured interviews. Lastly, data was analyzed using Qualitative Content Analysis.
Graduation Date: Mar-2022
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10791/367
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