Congratulations to Brenda D. Steen, BSN, RN, CCRA: $1,000 winner of the Tennessee Nurses Foundation 2009 Scholarly Writing Contest.
Article Type: Brief article
Subject: Nurses (Achievements and awards)
Author: Steen, Brenda D.
Pub Date: 06/22/2009
Publication: Name: Tennessee Nurse Publisher: Tennessee Nurses Association Audience: Academic Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Health care industry Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2009 Tennessee Nurses Association ISSN: 1055-3134
Issue: Date: Summer, 2009 Source Volume: 72 Source Issue: 2
Product: Product Code: 8043100 Nurses NAICS Code: 621399 Offices of All Other Miscellaneous Health Practitioners
Persons: Named Person: Steen, Brenda D.
Geographic: Geographic Scope: United States Geographic Code: 1USA United States
Accession Number: 202414249
Full Text: Substance abuse among the nursing profession is a grave problem that requires serious attention. Researchers have long documented the correlation of stress and substance abuse. Steen's paper, entitled Promoting Positive Coping Skills in the New Nursing Workforce, covers an integrated literature review of substance abuse among nurses, concentrating on the importance of awareness and knowledge among nurses and nurse leaders, and the support that will be necessary to ensure the success of the new nursing workforce.


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