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"That Look That Makes You Not Really Want to Be There": Health Care Experiences of People Who Use Illicit Opioids in Small Urban and Rural Communities - A Critical Social Theory Analysis

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dc.contributor.advisor van Daalen-Smith, Cheryl L.
dc.creator Hardill, Kathryn Ann
dc.date.accessioned 2017-07-27T12:41:29Z
dc.date.available 2017-07-27T12:41:29Z
dc.date.copyright 2016-12-06
dc.date.issued 2017-07-27
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10315/33463
dc.description.abstract The phenomenon of interest is the health care experiences of people who use illicit opioids in small Ontario urban and rural communities. Using the qualitative constructivist paradigm the perspectives of participants who used opioids and of nurse participants were interpreted using Frieres critical social theory framework to explore sociopolitical, economic and ideological influences. Findings describe a divide between people who use illicit opioids and the nurses who care for them: Its Like A Switch Gets Flipped (describing an abrupt change in attitude by nurses once illicit substance use is identified), Reciprocal Mistrust, Caring for Women is Different and In a Small Town the Stigma Lasts Forever. Discussion places these findings in the context of health care systems as agents of social control, the influence of neoliberalism, and the impact of the global War on Drugs. Findings lead to recommendations for contextualized nursing practice, education and research and for policy change.
dc.language.iso en
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dc.subject Nursing
dc.title "That Look That Makes You Not Really Want to Be There": Health Care Experiences of People Who Use Illicit Opioids in Small Urban and Rural Communities - A Critical Social Theory Analysis
dc.type Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.degree.discipline Nursing
dc.degree.name MScN - Master of Science in Nursing
dc.degree.level Master's
dc.date.updated 2017-07-27T12:41:29Z
dc.subject.keywords Illicit opioids
dc.subject.keywords Rural
dc.subject.keywords Critical social theory
dc.subject.keywords Health care
dc.subject.keywords Canada
dc.subject.keywords Nursing care
dc.subject.keywords Stigma
dc.subject.keywords Discrimination
dc.subject.keywords Substance use
dc.subject.keywords Harm reduction
dc.subject.keywords Illicit drug use
dc.subject.keywords Ontario
dc.subject.keywords Social control
dc.subject.keywords Neoliberalism
dc.subject.keywords Qualitative
dc.subject.keywords Constructivist
dc.subject.keywords Interpretive description
dc.subject.keywords War on Drugs

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