4/7/2022 Grand Rounds
Our Bias is a Problem: Examining Clinician Stigma against Addictions
Mark S. Yurewicz, MD
Stigma in mental illness and addictions seriously impacts our patients’ outcomes and quality life. As clinicians, the effects of stigma in society and in our own education also have unique impacts on our attitudes and clinical practices. We will explore these impacts, and some potential corrective measures, in our conceptualization of addiction and recovery, in our clinical language, and in a few examples regarding pharmacotherapy for substance use disorders.