Event Title

"Modeling" Health Care Professionals' Attitudes about Clients in Withdrawal

Location

D1496

Start Date

1-4-2016 9:35 AM

End Date

1-4-2016 9:50 AM

Description

Alcohol consumption and its impact upon health are encountered frequently in health care settings. Many diseases and injuries are the result of a person drinking alcohol to the point of intoxication, which often causes them to seek healthcare in hospital emergency departments. However, health professionals may be neither educated nor comfortable in the assessment for a person who enters the ED in a state of withdrawal. This presentation is about a project that applies the nursing scientific theory, Modeling and Role Modeling (MRM) in the development of a clinical practice guideline for the emergency department health professionals (RNs, APNs) at the University of Illinois Hospital. The focus of this project was to obtain the attitudes, thoughts and beliefs of these emergency department health professionals toward persons in withdrawal, which may reflect some aspects of stigma. Using the concept of modeling from the nursing theory as a framework, the health professionals in the project were interviewed using open ended questions to ascertain their attitudes, thoughts and beliefs about clients in withdrawal.

Comments

Ms. Christine Daniel is a graduate student in the Doctorate of Nursing Practice Program, College of Health and Human Services.

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"Modeling" Health Care Professionals' Attitudes about Clients in Withdrawal

D1496

Alcohol consumption and its impact upon health are encountered frequently in health care settings. Many diseases and injuries are the result of a person drinking alcohol to the point of intoxication, which often causes them to seek healthcare in hospital emergency departments. However, health professionals may be neither educated nor comfortable in the assessment for a person who enters the ED in a state of withdrawal. This presentation is about a project that applies the nursing scientific theory, Modeling and Role Modeling (MRM) in the development of a clinical practice guideline for the emergency department health professionals (RNs, APNs) at the University of Illinois Hospital. The focus of this project was to obtain the attitudes, thoughts and beliefs of these emergency department health professionals toward persons in withdrawal, which may reflect some aspects of stigma. Using the concept of modeling from the nursing theory as a framework, the health professionals in the project were interviewed using open ended questions to ascertain their attitudes, thoughts and beliefs about clients in withdrawal.