Addiction Social Work Fellowship Program in Canada

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Title: Addiction Social Work Fellowship Program in Canada
Authors: Callon, CodyReel, BrianneBosma, HarveyKlimas, Jan
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Date: 27-Jul-2018
Online since: 2019-05-13T07:56:43Z
Abstract: Substance use disorders (SUD) disproportionally contribute to the global social and economic cost of disease; however, their treatment has been inadequate in large part due to an enduring research to practice gap in which competencies for treating and preventing SUDs are often lacking from social work education curricula. Training social workers in managing SUDs has been separated from nurse and physician training, partly due to the long-standing divide between the behavioral health and medical care system. Recently, a new interdisciplinary fellowship in addiction social work, nursing and medicine has been established in Vancouver, Canada. We describe the novel fellowship program and outline initial impact of the training on knowledge and skills in addiction social work from our qualitative evaluation of the fellowship. We conclude that training social workers, and other allied health professionals alongside physicians and nurses may extend the reach of this type of training program even further.
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Journal: Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions
Volume: 18
Issue: 3
Start page: 332
End page: 337
Copyright (published version): 2018 Taylor & Francis Group
Keywords: AddictionSubstance-related disordersInterdisciplinary education
DOI: 10.1080/1533256X.2018.1485434
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
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