Caring for adolescents who visit the emergency department for alcohol use

  • Author / Creator
    Mabood, Neelam
  • A ‘safety net’ and a key system entry point to access care for alcohol-related events, the emergency department (ED) can play an important role in the early identification of harmful effects of adolescent alcohol use thus making it crucial to understand the clinical care experiences of pediatric emergency physicians and their attitudes and beliefs towards providing alcohol-related care. This thesis includes two studies, a systematic review examining literature on the attitudes and beliefs of ED health care providers towards patients with alcohol-related presentations and a descriptive, qualitative study conducted with pediatric emergency physicians exploring their clinical care experiences when providing alcohol-related care to adolescents in the ED. These studies demonstrated that physicians’ attitudes, beliefs, and experiences can influence care provided to adolescents presenting to the ED for alcohol use.

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  • Graduation date
    Spring 2013
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    Master of Science
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    This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for non-commercial purposes. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.
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    University of Alberta
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  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Ali, Samina (Department of Pediatrics)
    • Dong, Kathryn A. (Department of Emergency Medicine)
    • Wild, T. Cameron (School of Public Health)