ERIC Number: ED448635
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Policy and Guidelines for Prevention and Management of Substance Abuse in the Nursing Education Community.
American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Washington, DC.
This paper suggests that in order to facilitate the management of substance abuse problems, schools of nursing should adopt written, comprehensive, and equitable substance abuse policies for students, faculty, and staff. Such policies should be based on the assumption that substance abuse is an illness that can be treated successfully and the philosophy that schools of nursing are committed to assisting their students and employees with recovery. The policy should incorporate prevention and education, identification of individuals with possible substance abuse problems, evaluation and referral for treatment, and re-entry programs on successful completion of treatment. The policy must comply with federal, state, and local laws. Although the same policy should apply to all, some variations may be necessary to address labor and professional requirements. (SLD)
Descriptors: Health Education, Higher Education, Nurses, Nursing Education, Prevention, Substance Abuse
For full text: http://www.aacn.nche.edu/Publications/positions/subabuse. htm.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Washington, DC.