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dc.contributor.authorRhinds, David
dc.date.accessioned2017-08-24T14:50:13Z
dc.date.available2017-08-24T14:50:13Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifier.citationThangavelu, K. & Rhinds, D. (2009). Driving among drug users: Are we doing enough? A chart review of assessment of driving and related issues in drug misusers. Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy, 16 (3), pp.266-272.
dc.identifier.other10.1080/09687630802242417
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12904/5423
dc.description.abstractAim: Driving among drug users is a major health concern. Professionals working in substance misuse service have a duty of care to manage the risks involved. We analysed the practice of multidisciplinary team in drug treatment service discussing driving with the patient and providing them with relevant information regarding the regulations. We compared this practice with the existing policies and guidelines. Method: A chart review of healthcare professionals in the drug treatment services discussing driving and related issues with the patient was carried out. One hundred case records were analysed for evidence of documentation of the above information. Results: A clear record of discussion of all driving-related issues was documented in only 28% of records reviewed. In more that half of the cases there was no record as to whether the patient was driving or not. Conclusions: The results raised some ethical questions that would influence the policy makers and practitioners. These finding suggest that major changes are needed in our practice both for our legal protection and for the best interests of patients and public. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)(journal abstract)
dc.description.urihttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09687630802242417
dc.subjectLaw enforcement
dc.subjectSubstance-related disorders
dc.subjectSubstance abuse treatment centres
dc.titleDriving among drug users: Are we doing enough? A chart review of assessment of driving and related issues in drug misusers
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