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This article delves into nurses understanding of addiction and recovery. The findings suggest that nurses working in the acute setting have a diverse and sometimes fragmented understanding of both addiction and recovery, which may affect the care that nurses provide individuals with addiction who are admitted into an acute hospital.

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Our findings highlighted the need for standardising language for addiction and recovery, improving addiction education, to give nurses a better understanding of the chronic nature of substance use and the importance of this in providing quality healthcare.

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This page is a summary of: ‘Selling their souls?’ Nurses' understanding of addiction and recovery in acute hospital settings, British Journal of Nursing, February 2024, Mark Allen Group,
DOI: 10.12968/bjon.2024.33.4.188.
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