My assisgnement is to make a posotive response to the discussion post that my peer made below.Intext citations and rereference should beb added on my response: Thank you.
The topic I selected for Week 8 PowerPoint will be the prevalence and impact of substance abuse among nurses, leading to impaired nursing. According to Monroe & Kenaga (2011), substance abuse/addiction rates can be high as 20% amount nurses practice in the field. This topic has always interested me because it is not discussed in nursing school, especially when roughly 1 in 5 nurses have a substance abuse disorder. Additionally, I am interested in the different barriers nurses are currently facing and how they are stopping nurses from getting the care they need. Another aspect that will be good to know is what leads most of these nurses to substance abuse, and knowing this information can prevent new nurses from following the same path.
Monroe, T., & Kenaga, H. (2011). Dont ask dont tell: substance abuse and addiction among nurses. NCBI.