Discussing sexual health, substance use and STBBIs

Stigma is a dynamic process of devaluing and discrediting an individual in the eyes of others (UNAIDS, 2011). When stigma related to sexual health, substance use and sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections (STBBIs) is directed at individuals, it affects their health and well-being, as well as access to health and social services. Service providers in health and social service settings can play an important role in reducing stigma and its impact by clarifying their personal values and beliefs and continually working towards the provision of safe, respectful and inclusive services for their clients.

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The program consists of four Virtual Simulation Games (VSG), of varying lengths, in a variety of settings (i.e. emergency department to community care), and across a range of professional expertise (senior nursing students to nurse practitioners). Each VSG has embedded self-assessments, learning outcomes, and curated resources.

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