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Enfermería Actual de Costa Rica

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MARTINEZ ESQUIVEL, Daniel. Qualities of the mental health nursing staff for drug addiction counseling. Enfermería Actual de Costa Rica [online]. 2019, n.37, pp.223-233. ISSN 1409-4568.

The substance used is a public health problem must be addressed in an interdisciplinary way, based on different actions such as drugs addiction counseling. The incursion of the nursing in mental health strengthens the treatment devices based on their being, knowing and doing. This essay aims to answer, what are the qualities of nursing in mental health for drugs addiction counseling? Mental health nursing is an autonomous profession that is defined by the theoretical foundations of the discipline, which provide knowledge and skills that allow you to make key contributions in counseling training based on your own abilities. Conclusion. The theoretical components that make up the body of knowledge allow mental health nursing to develop a personality capable of understanding the addiction and it needs to provide quality care through counseling.

Keywords : addiction; counseling; nursing.

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