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2016-2017 Augusta University Undergraduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Augusta University Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

NURS 4602 - Substance Abuse Nursing

This elective provides a broad overview of substance abuse and dependency as a major health problem with a central focus on nursing issues. The nursing care roles and responsibilities of these clients in the hospital and community receive primary emphasis. Attention is given to the consequences of abuse and dependency on family members and special populations. Commonly abused substances and their effects are reviewed. Students examine their personal attitudes toward substance abusers and substance-abuse disorders as health problems. Contemporary treatment philosophies to assist clients to achieve and maintain recovery are discussed. Students will attend community based support groups for the client and family. Use of the Internet may be required.

Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3

College Restrictions: College of Nursing

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