I'm a pre-nursing student in Virginia. I recently wrote an essay for a class on the ethics of drug testing, and there was one issue I tossed around in writing that I've seen brought up before. It's a divisive one, and I've heard some very unexpected answers from a wide range of people.
I'm curious to hear the opinions of nurses on the matter (opinions, not flames please!
). The question is this: Given that many employees in the United States are compelled to take random drug screens, should welfare recipients have to undergo the same in order to keep their benefits?