|Titre :||An evaluation of a harm reduction Summer School for undergraduate health professional students (2018)|
|Auteurs :||J. SHERIDAN ; P. ADAMS ; C. BULLEN ; D. NEWCOMBE|
|Type de document :||Article : Périodique|
|Dans :||Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy (Vol.25, n°2, April 2018)|
|Article en page(s) :||118-129|
|Discipline :||PRE (Prévention / Prevention)|
Thésaurus TOXIBASEREDUCTION DES RISQUES ; EVALUATION ; FORMATION ; ECHELLE D'EVALUATION ; MESURES QUANTITATIVES ; MESURES QUALITATIVES ; GROUPE FOCAL ; PERSONNEL MEDICAL ; PREVENTION
Thésaurus GéographiqueNOUVELLE ZELANDE
Aims: The role of health professionals in the provision of harm reduction services is well established in some countries, but not all. We describe a two week course in harm reduction for undergraduate health professionals from a range of countries run in 2014, and provide an account of its evaluation.
Methods: Before and after design, with Revised Interprofessional Education Perception Scale (RIEPS) and Harm Reduction Attitude Measurement Scale (HRAS) administered at the start and end of the course, and focus groups at the end of the course to explore perceptions of harm reduction.
Findings: Student perceptions of interprofessional learning were generally positive at the start of the course. The only significant change at the end of the course was an improvement in "Perception of Actual Co-operation". Attitudes towards harm reduction were positive, but there was a significant positive shift in total attitude score at the end of the course. Qualitative analyses indicated that students experienced a shift towards less stigmatising attitudes, and attributed some of this to the experiential visits they attended.
Conclusions: An interprofessional harm reduction course can have a positive impact on students' attitudes towards harm reduction.
|Domaine :||Alcool / Alcohol ; Drogues illicites / Illicit drugs|
|Affiliation :||Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, Centre for Addiction Research; School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences; School of Population Health, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, and National Institute for Health Innovation, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, the University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand|