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American Journal of Nursing Research. 2013, 1(1), 24-27
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Nursing Interventions for Drug Users: Qualitative Meta-Synthesis

Selene Cordeiro Vasconcelos1, , Iracema da Silva Frazão2, Estela Maria Leite Meirelles Monteiro3, Murilo Duarte da Costa Lima4, José Francisco de Albuquerque5 and Vânia Pinheiro Ramos5

1Neuropsychiatry of Universidade Federal de Pernambuco-UFPE, Psychosocial care center for alcohol and other drugs

2Social Service, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco

3Nursing, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco

4Psychiatry, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco

5Neuropsychiatry, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco

Pub. Date: November 08, 2013

Cite this paper:
Selene Cordeiro Vasconcelos, Iracema da Silva Frazão, Estela Maria Leite Meirelles Monteiro, Murilo Duarte da Costa Lima, José Francisco de Albuquerque and Vânia Pinheiro Ramos. Nursing Interventions for Drug Users: Qualitative Meta-Synthesis. American Journal of Nursing Research. 2013; 1(1):24-27. doi: 10.12691/ajnr-1-1-4


Objective: To identify the Brazilians nurses’ interventions in the drug users care. Methods: Research on the databases LILACS, PubMed, Scopus, CINHAL, and Cochrane, indexed from 2003 to 2012, using the keywords ‘health education’ and ‘substance-related disorders’. Obtained 8 articles as sample that resulted in a thematic and two sub themes. Results: Demonstrated that Brazilian nurses’ interventions in the drug users care are grounded in health education. Conclusion: Health education actions are relevant to the process of rehabilitation and social reintegration of drug user, can promote improvement in self-care and in the quality of life of this clientele, in addition to strengthening the nursing professional identity in this setting of care.

nursing health education substance-related disorders drug users mental health

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