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2014-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

NU 3640 - Addictive/Compulsive Behavior and Nursing


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This course is designed to explore different theories as they apply to various addictive and compulsive behaviors and disorders. Topics could include, but are not limited to, alcoholism, problem drinking, eating disorders, obsessive/compulsive disorder, gambling, smoking, “addictive” relationships, cults, chemical abuse, compulsive working, shopping, and sexual behavior. Particular attention is given to the impaired nurse, characteristics of nurses, and nursing care in general. Family dynamics and broader issues related to societal impact are addressed. Students must be prepared to discuss their informed opinions in their particular area of interest.

Prerequisite: All 2000-level nursing courses or instructor approval.