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Performing a brief intervention in practice

Watch an example of how to perform a brief intervention with someone addicted to substances.

In this step we observe how to carry out an unplanned brief intervention in practice.

We meet a patient who has arrived for an appointment with their general practitioner. The nurse noticing the patient’s agitation asks how they are and in the process of the conversation arranges an additional appointment for the patient outside of the GP services to address their anxiety.

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Identifying and Responding to Drug and Alcohol Addiction in Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Healthcare Practice

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