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Catalog and Student Handbook 2021 - 2022

NUR 4337 Opioid Disuse Syndrome and the Epidemic

This course will explore healthcare organizational structures and medical and non-medical and alternative treatments and health prevention strategies for opioid misuse within the United States with a focus on quality and safety of healthcare provision across the lifespan. This course will provide an overview of the opioid crisis within a changing healthcare environment. Barriers affecting systems issues, clinicians, patients/families and health insurance coverage. Emphasis will be placed on current ethical and legal issues that affect nurses, physicians, pharmacists, social workers, physical therapists, addiction counselors, and recovery coaches in varied practice settings. The science of addiction treatment, exposure, use/misuse of opioid management and the integration of nursing principles are explored within the context of clinical microsystems.