Breaking barriers - stigma can kill: can education/training change professionals’ attitude towards people with co-existing mental and substance use disorders?

Milani, Raffaella (2020) Breaking barriers - stigma can kill: can education/training change professionals’ attitude towards people with co-existing mental and substance use disorders? In: Healthcare Conferences UK: Coexisting Severe Mental illness & Substance Misuse: Meeting the New Quality Standards, 24th January 2020, London. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Mental health and addiction are highly debilitating and stigmatising conditions, as a consequence people who suffer from both disorders (Dual Diagnosis) often experience serious life challenges, discrimination and isolation (Laudet, et al., 2000). Studies have shown that health professionals in many cases have negative and counterproductive attitudes towards dual diagnosis patients (Van Boekel et al., 2015), which can have drastic effects on the therapeutic alliance and treatment outcomes (Adams, 2008). In addition, negative attitude and prejudices can contribute to the exclusion of vulnerable individuals from the services they need (MEAM coalition, 2015, NICE, 2016). This presentation explores the impact of stigma and stereotyping on people with dual diagnosis and the role that training can have in challenging and changing negative attitudes towards these clients. Data from international research as well as from training evaluations carried out at the University of West London will be presented.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mental health, dual diagnosis, stigma, drug use, substance misuse, education, training
Subjects: Education > Higher education
Medicine and health > Mental health
Education > Teaching and learning
Medicine and health
Psychology
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Depositing User: Raffaella Milani
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2020 12:55
Last Modified: 17 Feb 2020 15:40
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/6758

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