Stigma, Discrimination & Injecting Drug use

My Health Learning Course Code: 96479339 : Online Survey ID: 40002793

Duration: 40 Mins : Published: Nov 2015

Owner: HETI : Team: District HETI


Welcome to the eLearning module Stigma, Discrimination & Injecting Drug use.
This module identifies personal strategies health care workers can implement to reduce stigma and discrimination directed at people who inject drugs, and to build better therapeutic relationships.
A certificate is issued on completion.


After completing this module you will be able to:

  • Recognise how stigma and discrimination towards people who inject drugs can generate negative health outcomes;
  • Identify where their own assumptions and inherent attitudes about people who inject drugs are drawn from;
  • Recognise the impact that negative language and harmful attitudes may have upon access to health care services for people who inject drugs;
  • Question assumptions about the motivations of people who inject drugs when accessing health care services and
  • Iidentify personal strategies to implement that will build better therapeutic relationships with people who inject drugs, for improved health outcomes.


The course is designed for all NSW Health Staff and may qualify for up to 0.6 hrs of Continuous Professional Development


Strategies, stigma, discrimination, judgemental, attitudes, stereotype, assumptions, injecting, drug, therapeutic, relationships, behaviour, impressions, wellbeing, health, motivation, interactions, medical, care, transsexual, NSQHS, National Safety and Quality Health Service, Standard 1, Standard 2

  • Method : Online
  • No prerequisites
  • Not mandatory