Case study: Adolescent with a substance use disorder

Katelyn Dalina, Mary Elizabeth Katinas, Samar Mohsen Ashmawi, Donna Hallas

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This chapter discusses the case study of adolescent with a substance use disorder. Confidentiality is defined as an agreement between patient and provider that information discussed during the encounter will not be shared with other parties without patient permission. A confidentiality statement must be provided to adolescents at every healthcare visit. The confidentiality statement assures adolescents that information provided to the pediatric primary care provider (P-PCP) during the office visit is a standard of care that supports full disclosure and trust between the adolescent and the P-PCP, without punitive consequences for the adolescent. P-PCPs must be knowledgeable about the laws in the state in which they practice to provide accurate information to the adolescents with admitted substance use problems. The key to intercepting these behaviors is effective office-based screenings and an immediate intervention with prompt referral to treatment and interprofessional collaborative initiatives at the national, state, and local community levels.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBehavioral Pediatric Healthcare for Nurse Practitioners
Subtitle of host publicationA Growth and Developmental Approach to Intercepting Abnormal Behaviors
PublisherSpringer Publishing Company
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9780826116819
ISBN (Print)9780826118677
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Nursing


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