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Journal of Nursing : Therapy



  • Barriers to Patients Undergoing Methadone Maintenance Therapy
    Ashley Giordano, Lindsay Harrington, Courtney Letourneau, Laura Smith, & Sara Vermouth
    Methadone maintenance therapy is one method utilized to combat opioid addiction and is an effective treatment in the abstinence from opiates. The purpose of this article is to communicate comprehensive information to healthcare providers about methadone as a medication, and the treatment guidelines of maintenance programs in the hopes of diminishing the stigma attached to methadone maintenance therapy. Through a comprehensive literature review, information regarding mechanism of action, maintenance therapy program guidelines, different barriers to treatment, and how to overcome these barriers were collected and reviewed.
  • Effects of Music Therapy in Pediatric Mental Health
    Kelsy J Addington
    Whether it is the simple melody of a lullaby to the crashing drums of rock and roll, music evokes an emotion in all of its listeners. Music has been around for centuries creating an environment of healing. When working with pediatric mental health patients, pharmacological interventions are often the solution to manage symptoms and negative feelings.
  • Massage Therapy as Prevention 
    by Keturah Tracy RN, BSN, LMT
    Massage can be used as an alternative to narcotics, steroid injections, and surgery, but it can also be used as a complement to allopathic medicine to speed healing and reduce pain should surgery be necessary.
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