Julie Worley

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Prescription drug abuse is a major worldwide problem and its incidence is on the rise, resulting in a huge societal cost. Prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) are electronic databases that collect data on controlled substances so that health care providers can access the data and deter abuse, doctor shopping, and diversion. Currently only a few(More)
Doctor shopping is a term used to describe a form of diversion of prescription drugs when patients visit numerous prescribers to obtain controlled drugs for illicit use. Gender differences exist in regard to prescription drug abuse and methods of diversion. The purpose of this phenomenological study guided by the existential philosophy of Merleau-Ponty was(More)
Prescription drug abuse is a significant problem in the United States that poses a serious health risk to Americans and is therefore significant to the field of nursing. The prescription drugs that are designated in the United States as having abuse potential are called controlled or scheduled drugs. The most common types of abused prescription drugs are(More)
PURPOSE This study explored the childhood experiences of perpetrators of child sexual abuse. DESIGN AND METHODS A blend of narrative inquiry and phenomenology was employed. Interviews were conducted with 23 community-dwelling perpetrators (21 males, 2 females). The education of participants ranged from GED to PhD. FINDINGS There were four types of(More)
  • Julie Worley
  • 2017
Substance use disorders (SUDs) have reached epidemic proportions in the United States. The focus on the bad news related to SUDs can lead to a sense of hopelessness for nurses about identifying and managing these disorders. What is not as widely known is that there have been advances in several areas related to SUDs. This good news includes growing science(More)
Prescription drug abuse is a growing problem in the United States and many other countries. Estimates of prescription drug abuse rates during pregnancy range from 5% to 20%. The primary prescription drugs designated as controlled drugs with abuse potential in pregnancy are opiates prescribed for pain, benzodiazepines prescribed for anxiety, and stimulants(More)
Doctor shopping is a primary method of prescription medication diversion. After opioids, benzodiazepines and stimulants are the next most common prescription medications used nonmedically. Studies have shown that patients who engage in doctor shopping find it fun, exciting, and easy to do. There is a lack of research on the prescriber's perspective on the(More)
Although prescriptions for psychotropic medications for children are at an all-time high, medication adherence rates for children are often low. In Part 1 of this article set, literature regarding adherence to psychotropic medications for children was reviewed. Important issues related to adherence included parental and child attitudes, complex dosing(More)