Attitudes about drug use, including nicotine and alcohol, shape the caregiving potential of the nurse/client relationship. Sometimes these attitudes enhance care provision; often the attitudes close doors to ways of working together. The author presents an overview of drug use, including healthcare providers' perspectives of the problem. Areas of positive interaction that can benefit patients and family are highlighted, and content essential to the client's overall wellbeing is presented for incorporation into nursing approaches.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||The Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care : JANAC|
|State||Published - May 1994|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Advanced and Specialized Nursing