Addressing Stigma within Healthcare and Social Service Provision
Stigma is complicated and there are numerous components at play that allow stigma to affect health care and social services. Power imbalances among people, in environments, and in the structure of our system create an atmosphere where stigmatizing behaviors thrive. Presenters will discuss a framework for understanding stigma, identify staff behavior that stigmatize clients and provide tools/resources that can help providers treat clients with respect, dignity, and worth.

As a result of attending this webinar, participants will be better able to:

1. Describe the signs and symptoms of stigma, particularly as they relate to health care and social service provision in stigmatized fields.
2. Describe staff behaviors and environmental factors that reduce stigma as it relates to health care and social service provision in stigmatized fields.
3. Describe opportunities and next steps needed to decrease stigmatizing behaviors that impact access to care and services.

This webinar is CME eligible. To receive full credit, you must participate for the duration of the webinar. CME Certificates will be provided to MDs and DOs who have completed the evaluation, which will be sent to all attendees after the webinar event. General certificates will be provided to nurses, social workers, psychologists and other licensed professionals who complete the evaluation; these non-CME certificates may be presented to respective accreditation boards in order to obtain Continuing Education Units. You will receive an electronic copy of the certificate via email after completion of your evaluation form. Attendees are responsible for verifying the acceptance of education units with their respective accreditation boards.

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Oct 10, 2019 10:00 AM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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