This guideline will focus on recommendations for any child, youth, adult or older adult (each population has their own uniqueness) who may have substance use and related problems.
The clinical question to be addressed by the guideline includes:
Regarding the care of clients with substance use and related issues, how do nurses:
c. Plan care
f. Evaluate process of care and client outcomes?
The goal of this document is to provide nurses with recommendations, based on the best available evidence, related to nursing knowledge and support for clients who may have problems related to substance use.
The guideline includes recommendations addressing client assessment, development of a collaborative treatment plan, health promotion and ongoing follow-up.
Developing Panel Members:
Caroline O'Grady- Co-Chair- RN, MN, Ph.D.
Wayne Skinner- Co-Chair-MSW, RSW
Bettyann Goertz- RN, CPMHN(c), BScN
Poonam Sharma- Nursing Student
Colin MacRae- RN, CMHPN(C), MA, PGDip(ed), FHEA
Beth Hamer-MS, BSN, BA, RN, CPMHN(c)
Shelly Archibald- RN, BScN
Norma Medulun- Regional Director
Carles Mutaner- PhD, MHS, Professor
Rosie Yoon- RN, MN, CPMHN
Tannice Fletcher-Stackhouse- RN (EC)
Jan Holland- Regional Methadone Coordinator
Kristy Steele- RN, CPMHN(c), CARN
Kristine Conocchioli- RN, BScN, SN
Mae Katt- RN(EC), HBScN, MEd
Frederick Go- RN, MN program manager
Glynis Vales- B.A (Honors) program assistant
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If you are interested in providing the development panel with feedback
as a stakeholder reviewer (the review process is scheduled to take
place once the guideline draft is completed), please fill out the Stakeholder Application Form.