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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Diane M Tomasic, EdD, RN (Slippery Rock University )
Description: This volume, a compilation of research studies, focuses on alcohol-related research.
Purpose: The purpose of this volume is to present the latest research on the positive aspects of alcohol use, misuse, abuse and dependency through the life span. This is an important topic since there is much known about this topic and there is a need for further research.
Audience: The book targets nurses interested in alcohol-related research. The chapter contributors are nurse researchers in the area of alcohol-related research.
Features: Alcohol-related research beginning with pregnancy through old age is presented. Topics include pregnancy, childhood and adolescents, college students, young and middle adulthood, later adulthood and lesbians and gay men. Alcohol and risky behavior research and alcohol interventions are presented.
Assessment: This volume should be useful for nurses interested in alcohol-related research. These selections should provide a stepping stone for further research and evidence-based practice.