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Evaluating an Educational Intervention's Effectiveness in Reducing Stigma and Negative Attitudes of Registered Nurses Toward Persons with Alcohol Use Disorder Edit


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    Publisher: Clarion, Pa. : Clarion University of Pennsylvania ; Edinboro, Pa. : Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

    Publication Date: 2021

    Format: 1 online resource (62 pages) : illustrations (some color), charts (some color) text file PDF


    The purpose of this study was to identify the presence of stigma and perceived negative attitudes of nurses working with patients diagnosed with AUD [alcohol use disorder) in all areas of practice, with the aim of decreasing stigma and enhancing positive attitudes in nurses caring for patients with AUD through an educational intervention. The literature is well established that nurses feel unprepared educationally to care for patients with AUD, and also hold negative attitudes and perceptions of working with patients with AUD (Haskins, et. al, 2014). This research will conduct a pre-and post-survey of registered nurses' attitudes and perceived stigma followed by an educational intervention to evaluate whether the education is a positive critical element that can help to reduce stigma and improve negative attitudes nurses may hold toward caring for patients with AUD. This research is a quality improvement project to collect and use data that is meant to drive change that has practice and policy changing implications. The Seaman-Mannello Survey was used as a pre-and post-survey to measure the efficacy of the interventional education video. A convenience sampling of 76 registered nurses from three Northwestern Pennsylvania hospitals was used. The goal of this research study was to investigate the effectiveness of an educational intervention that, if significantly effective, can be used on a larger scale to decrease stigma and improve attitudes of nurses toward patients with AUD. The results found no significant relationship between the provided educational intervention and reduced stigma or improved attitudes of nurses while working with patients with AUD. Although a positive relationship could not be established, it was inferred from the pre-and post-survey scores, ongoing education is still needed and may impact the care of individuals with AUD.

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