This video, presented by the AHS Harm Reduction Services Team and the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta, defines harm reduction and provides an overview of this public health approach in programs and practice.
Examples of harm reduction services available in the community as well as practical strategies to use when caring for people who use substances will be discussed for how Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) can address this in their practice.
The topics of stigma, trauma, social determinants of health, and culture will be discussed with respect to their impact on health outcomes. After watching, LPNs should have a better understanding of what “meeting people where they’re at” means through careful consideration of a person’s lived experience when planning and providing care.
For more information, please contact:
Ask CLPNA or call 1-800-661-5877 (toll-free in Alberta), or 780-484-8886.