Addiction in the Lives of Registered Nurses and Their Wake Up Jolt to Recovery

Addiction in the Lives of Registered Nurses and Their Wake Up Jolt to Recovery
Author: Carol Stanford
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 158
Release: 2018-10-15
Genre: Health & Fitness
ISBN: 9780761870494

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This book is a revelation and warning to the public and the healthcare community of the hidden impact and consequences of improperly confronting substance abuse within the nursing profession. It allows nurses to express in their own voices the risks and devastation of addiction and their journeys into recovery.

A Nurse s Story

A Nurse s Story
Author: Tilda Shalof
Publsiher: McClelland & Stewart
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2010-02-05
Genre: Medical
ISBN: 9781551991412

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The team of nurses that Tilda Shalof found herself working with in the intensive care unit (ICU) of a big-city hospital was known as “Laura’s Line.” They were a bit wild: smart, funny, disrespectful of authority, but also caring and incredibly committed to their jobs. Laura set the tone with her quick remarks. Frances, from Newfoundland, was famous for her improvised recipes. Justine, the union rep, wore t-shirts emblazoned with defiant slogans, like “Nurses Care But It’s Not in the Budget.” Shalof was the one who had been to university. The others accused her of being “sooo sensitive.” They depended upon one another. Working in the ICU was both emotionally grueling and physically exhausting. Many patients, quite simply, were dying, and the staff strove mightily to prolong their lives. With their skill, dedication, and the resources of modern science, they sometimes were almost too successful. Doctors and nurses alike wondered if what they did for terminally-ill patients was not, in some cases, too extreme. A number of patients were admitted when it was too late even for heroic measures. A boy struck down by a cerebral aneurysm in the middle of a little-league hockey game. A woman rescued – too late – from a burning house. It all took its toll on the staff. And yet, on good days, they thrived on what they did. Shalof describes a colleague who is managing a “crashing” patient: “I looked at her. Nicky was flushed with excitement. She was doing five different things at the same time, planning ahead for another five. She was totally focused, in her element, in control, completely at home with the chaos. There was a huge smile on her face. Nurses like to fix things. If they can.” Shalof, a veteran ICU nurse, reveals what it is really like to work behind the closed hospital curtains. The drama, the sardonic humour, the grinding workload, the cheerful camaraderie, the big issues and the small, all are brought vividly to life in this remarkable book.


Author: Patricia Holloran
Publsiher: Kaplan Publishing
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2009-02-03
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 1427798621

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On June 28, 1996, Patricia Holloran’s life changed forever when Drug Control confronted her for the theft of narcotics from the hospital where she worked. So begins a journey that will change everything about what she knows about herself and the world of addiction. As a nurse in a labor and delivery unit, Holloran was working full time on the night shift and taking care of her three children, her husband, and her severely disabled father. She started to take Stadol, a narcotic ten times stronger than morphine, to help her sleep. She kept taking it because she could not stop. Putting a face on addiction and recovery, and the taboo subject of healthcare worker abuse, Impaired takes readers on Holloran’s journey to fight for her sobriety, her nursing license, her marriage, and ultimately, to help other nurses and healthcare workers who suffer from addiction.

Addiction Recovery Nursing

Addiction Recovery Nursing
Author: Anne Naulty, Rn
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2016-10-06
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 1539393585

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People do not set out to become addicts. They start to use the drug or medication for a purpose. Maybe it is to relieve pain or to be social. As they continue to use, they cross a line. Crossing this line means that the body and mind have adjusted to having this chemical present. When this chemical is not present, an intense craving takes place which often leads the person to use again. Addiction has become more common in our society and it is time for nurses to respond. This book serves as a resource for any nurse who is interested in assisting patients who are trying to stop using/abusing a drug. It is time for all nurses to rise to the occasion and learn about this growing problem.

My Name Is Ben and I m a Nurse Addict

My Name Is Ben  and I m a Nurse   Addict
Author: Benjamin D. Cox
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2012-05
Genre: Drug addicts
ISBN: 9781477210550

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"Ben was born in London Ont. Canada and grew up in st. Anthony NFLD. He graduated from STFX in 2005 with a BScN and most recently worked in the northern town of Inuvik, NWT as an ER nurse. After being caught stealing narcotics, losing his licence, attending rehab, and being sentenced to house arrest, he published a book based on his life. Ben now lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada"

Nursing Care of Clients with Substance Abuse

Nursing Care of Clients with Substance Abuse
Author: Eleanor J. Sullivan
Publsiher: Mosby Incorporated
Total Pages: 484
Release: 1995
Genre: Medical
ISBN: UOM:39015033252548

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1995. 528 pp., illustrated

An Unlikely Addict

An Unlikely Addict
Author: Kristin Labott
Publsiher: CreateSpace
Total Pages: 206
Release: 2015-02-26
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 1495279898

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This book is a summary of my life. Sounds simple enough, but it was not simple to write. I am an alcoholic and a drug addict, I am also a nurse. I lost everything to my drug addiction. I stole my drugs from the hospital where I worked and when they found out my downfall began. But that is only the beginning. My recovery is the real story. There is a huge and growing problem of alcohol and drug addiction among healthcare professionals. It's time we started talking about it. We put our patients and coworkers at risk. We put ourselves at risk. The problem is taboo and nobody wants to talk about it. I want to talk about it. I want to help stop this insidious disease from continuing to infect our entire healthcare system.

Addiction in the Nursing Profession

Addiction in the Nursing Profession
Author: Mary R. Haack,Tonda L. Hughes
Publsiher: Churchill Livingstone
Total Pages: 296
Release: 1989
Genre: Medical
ISBN: UOM:39015013213890

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