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SALIS (Substance Abuse Librarians and Information Specialists)

SALIS (http://www.salis.org) is an international, non-governmental, non-profit, organization. It is a network for information professionals, librarians, prevention specialists, addiction professionals, researchers, and others working in or interested in the literature and information resources in the alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs field. The primary purpose of SALIS is to promote the use of objective, accurate, thorough, and timely alcohol, tobacco, and other drug information, as well as to advocate for the interchange, accessibility, and preservation of

The Wounded Healer: Helping the Helping Professional

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Burnout, compassion fatigue, and vicarious trauma are landmines in the field of addiction work. Many of us struggle with work demands, familial expectations, and the desire for a fulfilling personal life. Our supervisors remind us of self-care, but who has the energy to add one more task to a stressful day?

“No Alcohol Is Recommended, but . . .”: Health Care Students’ Attitudes about Alcohol Consumption during Pregnancy

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Coons, K. D., Watson, S. L., Yantzi, N. M., Lightfoot, N. E., & Larocque, S. (2017). “No alcohol is recommended, but . . . ”: Health care students’ attitudes about alcohol consumption during pregnancy. Global Qualitative Nursing Research, 3, 1–12. doi:10.1177/2333393617707663
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Canadian findings suggest that health care providers require further training and education to support their work preventing fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD). However, the knowledge and training of health care students in relation to FASD remains largely unexplored. The purpose of this study was to understand the attitudes and beliefs of health care students about alcohol use during pregnancy.

Health Care Students’ Attitudes about Alcohol Consumption during Pregnancy

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Coons KD, Watson SL, Yantzi NM, Lightfoot NE, Larocque S. Health Care Students' Attitudes About Alcohol Consumption During Pregnancy: Responses to Narrative Vignettes.
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This article explores medical, midwifery, and nurse practitioner students’ attitudes about women who may consume alcohol throughout their pregnancies. Twenty-one health care students responded to a scenario-based vignette addressing alcohol consumption during pregnancy, as well as a semistructured interview, which were analyzed using Braun and Clarke’s thematic analysis approach.