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Subst Use Misuse. 2000 Feb;35(3):347-65.

Nurses' attitudes toward substance misusers. I. Surveys.

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George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri 63130, USA. howard@gwbmail.wustl.edu

Abstract

Studies of nurses' attitude toward substance misusers, spanning three decades, are reviewed. Survey findings reflect greater acceptance of alcohol and drug misusers in recent years. However, significant minorities of nurses continue to regard substance users as immoral, characterologically defective, and unlikely to recover. Implications of these attitudes for treatment of substance misusers are discussed.

PMID:
10714451
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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