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Stigma, Discrimination & Injecting Drug use


Welcome to the eLearning module Stigma, Discrimination & Injecting Drug use.

The 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.


On completion of this course the learner will have ability 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
  • identify personal strategies to implement that will build better therapeutic relationships with people who inject drugs, for improved health outcomes.


This course is applicable for all NSW Health Staff and may qualify for up to 0.6 hrs of Continuous Professional Development.