Proposal and Annotated Bibliography
I am addressing the topic Methadone. Methadone has a variety of advantages and disadvantages to it. I am addressing how Methadone, as a solution, can also cause a vast amount of problems as well. My goal is to explore the different types of risks there are involved with the use of this drug and find out the benefits. I wish to explore the good points and bad points at an open-minded angle. I would like to find out more information on how this drug came to be successful in treatment, and also the dangers which follow down this path for the patient and public.
1) McMorrow, M.E... (1981). The Manipulative Patient. The American Journal of Nursing, Vol.81, No.6, 1188-1190
Mcmorrow explains her encounter with a manipulative patient and the roots of manipulation. She explains how she was manipulated continuously by one of her patients, once when he had been a patient of hers at a Methadone Clinic and again when she worked at a hospital. Her description points out that the manipulative patient she first encountered at the Methadone Clinic would once again pull the same tactics again. She also points out some solutions to avoid making the same mistakes over again. The author’s position on this was she being manipulated by the patient, how she felt, and her feelings as she was in the nursing profession during this time.
2) McCaffery, M, & Passero, C. (2000). Pain Control: The Merits of Methadone. The American Journal of Nursing, Vol.100, No. 7, 22-23
McCaffery and Passero’s article discusses the benefits of how Methadone can manage chronic pain. The article shows positive and negative aspects of the drug. The authors suggest that in a study for pain management that Methadone can be more effective than Morphine. One drug is longer lasting than the other, and, the risks of drug abuse are lower in Methadone. Methadone was also considered to be less expensive as well.
3) Symonds, P. (1977). Methadone and the...