Week 9 Clinical Activity – Bevel Up Bevel Up Video Street Nurses

Week 9 Clinical Activity – Bevel Up
Bevel Up Video
Street Nurses work with folks impacted by illicit drug use. Click the link below to watch video http://www.nfb.ca/film/bevel_up_drugs_users_and_outreach_nursing/?fbclid=IwAR1UcIPMM8QUeCrojSrAHZcdTkZVxlPbmKGzIpozcLDEyg5bqNzH-9a3nHY
OVERVIEW
This video is 45 minutes long and follows street nurses as they reach out to people working in the sex trade, and people who use drugs in the alleys and hotels of Vancouver’s inner city.
After watching the video please respond to the following questions:
As a Community Health Nurse how do you build trust with people who are marginalized because of drug use and addiction?
How would Watson’s theory guide in doing this?
What are some of the social policies that drive illicit drug use and increase harm to people who use drugs?
What is addiction? What does it look like in people’s lives?
Why are some drugs and substances legal and others illegal?
Why are some “addictive-like” behaviours acceptable and others not?
How do our attitudes and beliefs around addiction impact our relationships with people who use drugs?
What are the healthcare impacts on people who use drugs?
Define harm-reduction?
What are some of the harm-reduction policies and programs you observed in the movie?
What are some of the approaches to addiction treatment in Canada as compared to other countries?
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