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NCJ Number: 119430 Find in a Library
Title: Medical Treason: Nurses on Drugs
Author(s): J E Strom-Paikin
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 310
Sponsoring Agency: New Horizons Press
Far Hills, NJ 07931
Publication Number: ISBN 088282-043-5
Sale Source: New Horizons Press
Publicity Manager
P.O. Box 669
Far Hills, NJ 07931
United States of America
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This book describes the drug addiction of medical doctors and nurses and how their addictions affected their treatment of patients in hospitals.
Abstract: This first-person account tells how a nurse became aware of the drug problem among her fellow nurses and unwittingly became embroiled in the drug traffic in a large city hospital. The book details her experience and those of other nurses who took drugs to combat fatigue, overwork, and depression, often with the knowledge and collusion of drug-addicted doctors. The author points out that drug abuse among health professionals is a serious problem in America.
Main Term(s): Illegal dispensing of licit drugs
Index Term(s): Drug abuse; Medical malpractice; Occupational safety and health
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