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Mental Illness and Substance Use : Challenging Old and Persistent Paradigms Finnell, Deborah S.

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Webcast sponsored by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and hosted by the UBC School of Nursing. People with mental illness and substance use challenges are among the most stigmatized population in the world. The field of neuroscience is making strides to redress this by changing the etiological paradigm from a pejorative behavior model to one that is brain based. Evidence from neuroscience serves as a powerful agent for challenging problematic beliefs and attitudes held by healthcare providers and society. Translating this evidence to current and future healthcare providers, to patients and the public, will contribute to breaking down barriers that prevent persons experiencing these challenges from seeking and utilizing treatment.

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