Opioid use disorder research and the Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science priority areas.

Journal Article (Journal Article)


Chronic diseases, such as opioid use disorder (OUD) require a multifaceted scientific approach to address their evolving complexity. The Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science's (Council) four nursing science priority areas (precision health; global health, determinants of health, and big data/data analytics) were established to provide a framework to address current complex health problems.


To examine OUD research through the nursing science priority areas and evaluate the appropriateness of the priority areas as a framework for research on complex health conditions.


OUD was used as an exemplar to explore the relevance of the nursing science priorities for future research.


Research in the four priority areas is advancing knowledge in OUD identification, prevention, and treatment. Intersection of OUD research population focus and methodological approach was identified among the priority areas.


The Council priorities provide a relevant framework for nurse scientists to address complex health problems like OUD.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Eckardt, P; Bailey, D; DeVon, HA; Dougherty, C; Ginex, P; Krause-Parello, CA; Pickler, RH; Richmond, TS; Rivera, E; Roye, CF; Redeker, N

Published Date

  • July 2020

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 68 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 406 - 416

PubMed ID

  • 32279897

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC7484386

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1528-3968

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0029-6554

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.outlook.2020.02.001


  • eng