I was interested in reading about the American Indian patient who uses peyote for religious reasons and brought some to the hospital ("Sacramental Peyote: Standing on Ceremony," Ethical Problems, October 2005). I was surprised that the nurse-manager was so quick to want to involve the police. When a patient tells us that he's using a nonprescription drug (ceremonial or recreational, legal or not), he's sharing the information for the purpose of getting quality care. If he feels intimidated by the attitudes of health care professionals, he's less likely to share this critical information for fear that his medical concern will become a legal or criminal matter.
LINDA YUILL, LPN
HOW TO REACH US
SUBSCRIPTIONS & CUSTOMER SERVICE
To subscribe or renew, resolve billing questions, order a gift subscription, or submit a change of address, call toll-free 1-800-879-0498 or e-mail email@example.com
CANADIAN INFORMATION: Address inquiries to Nursing2006, P.O. Box 55332, Boulder, CO 80322, or call 1-800-879-0498. Canadian subscription office is at Nursing2006, Postal Locator: 325, P.O. Box 3090, STN LCD Malton Mississauga, ON L4T 9Z9.
For author guidelines, visit http://www.nursing2006.com or call 1-800-346-7844, ext. 7702. To submit a manuscript or article-related comments, questions, or reactions, write Nursing2006, 323 Norristown Rd., Suite 200, Ambler, PA 19002-2758, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or fax to 1-215-367-2155. Please include your mailing address.
Annual indexes from 1995 to 2004 are available at http://www.nursing2006.com (click "Journal information"). Nursing2006 is indexed in medline; Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature; International Pharmaceutical Abstracts; and General Science Index. Microfilmed issues available from University Microfilms, 300 N. Zeeb Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48106. Nursing2006 is abstracted in Nursing Abstracts.
For information about test results or certificates, call 1-800-787-8985. To take CE tests online, visit http://www.nursingcenter.com/ce/nursing.
RIGHTS AND REPRINTS
Quotes of up to 500 words are permitted for noncommercial purposes with credit to Nursing2006, except for articles bearing a copyright notice of others. Nursing faculty and staff-development instructors may photocopy up to 100 copies of articles for educational, noncommercial purposes (except for articles bearing a copyright notice of others) free.
Requests for other purposes or for more copies must be submitted to Copyright Clearance Center (call 1-978-750-8400).
For single reprints, call 1-800-603-4367 (x3075) or e-mail email@example.com
For large quantities of reprints for commercial or academic use, call 1-267-757-3554 or e-mail Jrosenbaum@pharma.wkhealth.com.
For republishing information, go to http://www.lww.com/resources/permissions or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.