First and Last Name/s of Presenters

Kate WagnerFollow

Mentor/s

Dr. Rober and Dr. Loris

Participation Type

Paper Talk

Abstract

By definition, substance abuse disorder is an unrestricted and uncontrolled use of elicit and medical drugs that is harmful to society, self or both of these things. The definition of substance abuse includes both psychological dependence and physical dependence on these drugs. With this being said, substance abuse is a disease that affects a person’s cognition, alertness, and orientation of a person, affecting the way that they live day to day. A person who is affected by a substance abuse disorder is not physically and mentally capable of being in a professional place such as a hospital, doctor’s office or business office, they should not be working at all. My thesis and the question that I will be answering throughout this research paper is “Why are nurses at a higher risk for substance abuse and how does this affect the care that is given by nurses?”

College and Major available

Nursing RN-BSN

Course Name and Number, Professor Name

HN-300-E ; Dr. Rober and Dr. Loris

Location

Session E: West Campus West Building W140

Start Day/Time

4-29-2022 10:45 AM

End Day/Time

4-29-2022 11:45 AM

Students' Information

Kate Wagner

Nursing major

Honors student

Graduation- 2022

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Apr 29th, 10:45 AM Apr 29th, 11:45 AM

Why are Nurses at a Higher Risk for Substance Abuse than the Average Working Professional and how does this prevalence affect the care that is given in hospitals?

Session E: West Campus West Building W140

By definition, substance abuse disorder is an unrestricted and uncontrolled use of elicit and medical drugs that is harmful to society, self or both of these things. The definition of substance abuse includes both psychological dependence and physical dependence on these drugs. With this being said, substance abuse is a disease that affects a person’s cognition, alertness, and orientation of a person, affecting the way that they live day to day. A person who is affected by a substance abuse disorder is not physically and mentally capable of being in a professional place such as a hospital, doctor’s office or business office, they should not be working at all. My thesis and the question that I will be answering throughout this research paper is “Why are nurses at a higher risk for substance abuse and how does this affect the care that is given by nurses?”

 

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