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Improving nurses' therapeutic attitude to patients who use illicit drugs: Workplace drug and alcohol education is not enough

Ford, Rosemary; Becker, Niels; Bammer, Gabriele


This study examines the impact of workplace drug and alcohol education on nurses' therapeutic attitude to patients who use illicit drugs. It builds on a study of the generalist nursing workforce in the Australian Capital Territory in 2003, which showed that the interaction of role support with workplace drug and alcohol education facilitated nurses' therapeutic attitude. This paper explores this interaction in detail, showing that workplace education has no independent association with...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of Nursing Practice
DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-172X.2009.01732.x


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