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People who experience opioid addiction often feel marginalized by healthcare workers, or stigmatized by the medical system. Additionally, there are not enough medical providers to meet the needs of people who struggle with opioid addiction. These factors create barriers that prevent the medical establishment from effectively meeting the needs of people who experience addiction. This project compiles rich perspectives of patients on opioid maintenance treatment to share with medical students and providers to foster greater empathy for these patients, and positive attitudes toward managing substance use disorder among future medical providers.
Community Health Centers of Burlington, Riverside
Opioid, Suboxone, Stigma, Addiction, Narrative Medicine, Perspective, Education
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Medical Education | Medical Humanities | Medicine and Health | Other Psychiatry and Psychology | Primary Care | Psychiatric and Mental Health | Substance Abuse and Addiction
Damji, Noorin, "Narrative Medicine: Perspectives on Opioid Maintenance" (2020). Family Medicine Clerkship Student Projects. 745.
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