Interning at an Addiction Rehab Facility

Strategies of Care within Addiction Rehab Facilities

There is no other time that one needs help more than when in the context of facing a drug addiction. It is important than our modern facilities be able to incorporate viable strategies for patients and addicts who need real results the most. Working within a drug rehab context, it is important to see how important strategies of applied research are in finding methods that are actually effective in treating the myriad of different signs and symptoms the disease of addiction has within the individual case loads.

In a number of health organizations operating today, one of the most fail safe methods of collecting research and data is through a more qualitative approach. This is often difficult because it is not as fail safe as more quantitative measures, such as forcing patients to take drugs tests or using doctor and physician ratings to set individual patient bios and moods. Using a more qualitative approach is often more difficult to gauge, but is often effective within the context of individual cases.

Qualitative methods of data collection could include the more informal methods of interviewing between staff and patients. Staff can gain access to patient feelings and mood statuses through informal interview techniques. This is often less likely to provide clear cut statistical benefits in terms of how the patients mind set is on paper; however, there are clear benefits to how this more informal method of applied research can be used to benefit the overall treatment strategies for the patients care regiment. Such methods of data collection can gather patient drug behaviors and drug habits in a way that more quantitative research data mining methods would fail to produce with such efficiency. Often times, such qualitative data measurements are conducted by a number of staff present within are facilities for individuals with drug addictions. This means that nursing staff can play a larger role in collecting and analyzing.

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