CARE Magazine – Caring Without Judgement: Harm Reduction

People will continue to experience harm from substance use if stigma prevents them from seeking help.

Alberta Health Services

The feature story, ‘Caring Without Judgement: Harm Reduction’, provides information on harm reduction, an overview of this public health approach in programs and practice, and provides practical strategies in caring for people who use substances. Harm reduction is something LPNs do every day by educating, providing support or referrals, and building relationships. Reducing harm for people who use substances supports public health, and is founded on kindness, caring and compassion.

Discover more in the Fall/Winter issue of the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta’s (CLPNA) CARE magazine.

Published online twice a year, CARE is distributed to over 19,000 health professionals in Alberta, including LPNs, LPN employers, education facilities, government, stakeholders, and Canadian LPN regulators.

ALSO IN THIS ISSUE:

  • Standards of Practice: Why are they so important?
  • Working Towards a More Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive Culture
  • Research: The Relationship Between Work Environment and Nurse Health
  • Understanding HCA Regulation
  • Stigma – Why Words Matter
  • Foot Care: Every Nurse’s Responsibility

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