As health care professionals we are responsible for the care and safety of our clients/patients, which also includes advocating on their behalf. It is not uncommon for patients with mental health challenges to report having experienced stigmatizing behaviours, from not only the general public but from health care providers as well. As a patient advocate, you have the unique opportunity to help address the stigma associated with mental illness.
By engaging in this program you have an opportunity to learn about mental illness from a patient’s perspective. You will be guided in a self-reflective process to examine your own beliefs and behaviours while engaging with, learning and benefiting from the support of other health care providers. Examples of how you might respond to stigmatizing practices in the workplace also are provided to assist you as you move forward to help make a difference in the lives of those living with mental health challenges.
Please note: this module is NOT a pre-accredited MAINPRO M1 or MOC (Section 1) learning activity.
After completing this course you will be able to:
This project was funded by unrestricted educational grant from the Mood Disorders Society of Canada, Mental Health Commission of Canada, Bell Let's Talk, and the Canadian Nurses Association.