How should nurses discuss substance use with young people?
Anthony Ross Associate lecturer in children’s nursing, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne
Peter Dryden Senior lecturer in children’s nursing, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne
Good communication is essential to elicit accurate information and optimise care
Nurses will at some time need to care for children and young people who use drugs and alcohol, meaning psychoactive substances that affect the central nervous system by altering thoughts, behaviour, perceptions and mood (Barratt et al 2017).
Nursing Children and Young People.
33, 5, 11-11.
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