Overview of Addiction Stigma and Utilizing Dignifying Language
This activity will instruct employees to recognize their implicit biases and to take steps to incorporate dignifying language and minimize stigma with interacting with clients with hazardous substance use or substance use disorder.
1. Define “stigma”.
2. List mannerisms that can sustain stigma.
3. Describe effects or results of being subjected to stigma.
4. Outline prevention strategies against stigma.
5. Utilize dignifying and respectful language instead of language that promotes stigma.
Amy Gallaher Miles, DO, IBCLC
Addiction Medicine Specialist
Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
UPMC Western Behavioral Health at Safe Harbor
In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
The University of Pittsburgh designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
A maximum of 1.0 nursing contact hours will be awarded. Participants will be able to claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the program.
As a Jointly Accredited Organization, University of Pittsburgh is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. University of Pittsburgh maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 1.0 continuing education credits.
OTHER HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS
Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
- 1.00 ANCCUPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
- 1.00 ASWB
- 1.00 Attendance