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Guided by priority : how clinicians manage access to opioid replacement therapy

journal contribution
posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 authored by W Harlow, Brenda Happell, G Browne
Access to opioid replacement therapy is a problem in some parts of Australia and it is not known how clinicians respond to this situation. The aim of this study is to develop a conceptual understanding of how clinicians apply clinical judgements in managing access to treatment. Grounded theory methodology was used to guide this study. Thirty-five clinicians were interviewed. The substantive theory presented to explain the process is Guided by Priority. By presenting this understanding of practice, clinicians can reflect on their actions related to the task and determine if they are beneficial or detrimental to consumers, which may influence their future practice.

History

Volume

35

Issue

6

Start Page

455

End Page

463

Number of Pages

9

eISSN

1096-4673

ISSN

0161-2840

Location

United States

Publisher

Informa Healthcare

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

School of Nursing and Midwifery (2013- ); TBA Research Institute; University of Newcastle;

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Issues in mental health nursing.