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People who suffer with addiction are more likely to be treated as outsiders, which result in social disadvantages and maltreatment in a medical setting. This is because substance abuse can be perceived as deviating from social norms (Henderson & Dressler, 2017).
Higher post-secondary education on addiction could reduce stigmatization and improve self-efficacy for better healthcare outcomes. Previous research has revealed that appropriate training is important when forming nonjudgmental attitudes towards drug users (Baldwin et al., 2006).
The purpose of this study is to address the gap between post-secondary education, reducing stigmatization and improving self-efficacy among healthcare professionals
Veronica Fruit, PhD
Scholarly and Creative Works Conference, Dominican University of California
San Rafael, CA
Addiction, Substance Abuse, Patient Stigmatization
Spaccia, Catherine, "Effects of Self-Efficacy and Stigmatization when Managing Patients with Addiction and Substance Use Disorders" (2019). Student Research Posters. 91.