Physicians and nurses with substance use disorders.

  title={Physicians and nurses with substance use disorders.},
  author={Matthew F Shaw and Mark P. McGovern and Daniel H Angres and Purva Rawal},
  journal={Journal of advanced nursing},
  volume={47 5},
BACKGROUND The literature addressing substance use patterns among medical professionals suggests that specialty, gender, age, familial substance abuse, and access/familiarity with prescription drugs are associated with particular chemical dependencies. These studies have rarely compared nurses and physicians directly, thereby making if difficult to tailor interventions to the potentially unique needs of each group. AIM This paper reports a study to compare the initial clinical presentations… CONTINUE READING