• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

American Journal of Nursing, 2001 Book of the Year Award in Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing Building upon generic concepts and skills of caring and helping, this book provides a foundation for addiction practice by health and social services professionals. Chapters emphasize the knowledge considered essential in every area, and each chapter identifies the skills required and suggests topics for further study.

Medical Conditions
Medical conditions
  • Assess coexisting client medical conditions.
  • Identify the adverse effects of alcohol on body organs and systems.
  • Note the higher incidence of cancer in clients who abuse alcohol.
  • Examine the indications and contraindications of moderate drinking to lessen the risk for heart disease.
  • Recognize the adverse medical effects of drug abuse.
  • Understand that substance abuse compromises the health of clients who are HIV-positive or have AIDS.
  • Recognize the risk of substance abuse in clients with pain.
  • Acknowledge that individuals with physical disabilities have a higher incidence of substance use disorders.
  • Collaborate with health and human service providers and professionals to treat clients with coexisting medical conditions.
  • Assessment of Coexisting Medical Conditions
  • Alcohol-Related Medical Problems
    • Liver Disease and Other Gastrointestinal Problems
    • Cardiovascular Problems
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