Distributor:  The Fanlight Collection
Length:  33 minutes
Date:  1993
Genre:  Expository
Language:  English
Grade level: College/Adult/Professional
Color/BW:  Color
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Nurses: The Web of Denial

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Celebrates the strength and tenacity of nurses who are in recovery from alcohol and drug addiction, while emphasizing the need for supports within the profession.

Nurses: The Web of Denial

It has been estimated that one in twenty nurses are addicted to alcohol or other drugs. This moving video documentary profiles several nurses recovering from addiction. It celebrates their strength and tenacity in turning around their personal and professional lives, but also emphasizes the need for effective abuse prevention and recovery programs within nursing and, by extension, in the entire healthcare field. This is an outstanding resource for schools of nursing, for hospital continuing education, and for employee assistance programs in healthcare organizations of all kinds.

'Honest descriptions by nurses of their addiction and recovery. Excellent incorporation of 'stressors' and personality characteristics of nurses that place them in a high risk group for addiction.' Corinne Conlon, MSN, Piedmont Virginia Community College

'Profiles a group of nurses who were substance abusers and details their personal efforts to overcome their addictions. Recommended.' Library Journal


National Council on Family Relations


Main credits

Pick, Anne (film producer)
Millar, Lauren (narrator)

Other credits

Editors, Brian J. Elston, Vance Tscritter, Don Presant.

Distributor credits

By Barbara Barde and Anne Pick

By Barbara Barde and Anne Pick

Docuseek2 subjects

Alcohol, Drugs and Substance Abuse
Nursing Education
Occupational Health and Safety

Distributor subjects

Issues and Ethics
Substance Abuse / Addiction


documentary; film ; video; nurse; nursing; drug abuse; drugs; addiction; addicted; alcoholic; alcoholism; narcotic; narcotics; impaired professionals; impaired nurses; employee assistance; healthcare; health care; hospital; "Nurses: The Web of Denial"; The Fanlight Collection

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