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The current opioid crisis is a significant public health issue in the United States, especially amongst women of reproductive age. In the last two decades, the rate of opioid use disorder (OUD) in pregnant women has quadrupled. Women with substance use disorders (SUD) experience more sociodemographic and health disadvantages, pre-existing health conditions, and co-morbid psychiatric diagnoses than their counterparts without SUDs. They are also more likely to experience emergency department visits and hospitalizations during the antenatal period and less likely to utilize prenatal healthcare services.
stigma, bias, substance use
Flood, DNP, RN, CBC, Tara, "Addressing Inpatient Substance Use Stigma and Bias: An Examination to Support Training for Healthcare Professionals" (2023). College of Nursing Posters. 30.