ERIC Number: ED535507
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Medical Amnesty: Professional Enabling or Indicated Prevention?
Chapman, Robert J.
The Network: Addressing Collegiate Alcohol and Other Drug Issues
The intent of this brochure is to review the pros and cons of employing what has come to be known as a Good Samaritan Policy or what some refer to as Medical Amnesty. Such policies are designed to address dangerous student drinking off campus. These policies differ in their details but have a common focus in an attempt to protect the inebriate from harm by allowing students who request help--either for themselves or a peer--to do so without fear of disciplinary repercussions. But can such policies be created and implemented in such a way as to avoid the perception of enabling maladaptive student behavior?
Descriptors: College Students, Student Behavior, Drinking, Risk, Prevention, School Policy, Colleges
The Network: Addressing Collegiate Alcohol and Other Drug Issues. Web site: http://www.thenetwork.ws
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: The Network Addressing Collegiate Alcohol and Other Drug Issues