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What do we know about the impacts of cannabis use in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities?
Presenter Wendy Newton, Nurse Education Consultant
Wendy is an experienced Registered Nurse with over 30 years of post-graduate experience. During the last 20 years. Wendy has worked in the perioperative environment, primarily as an Anaesthetic Nurse.
Although she has also worked in other areas of the perioperative environment, including endoscopy and as Clinical Nurse in Anaesthetics, relieving the Theatre Manager for periods of leave.
During this time Wendy contributed to ACORNS Standard for the reprocessing of reusable medical devices. More recently she has been working in a Post Anaesthetic Care Unit.
Currently, she works in Alcohol and Other Drugs as a methadone Nurse while she is working toward a PhD examining the policies concerning animals in Aged Care and how these policies might affect both residents and animals.
This video - presented by Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre - discusses the health risks, prevalence and patterns of cannabis use in ATSI communities. The discussion also includes the impact of cannabis use on individuals, communities and the workforce, as well as other organisations.
In this session you will:
- Understand what cannabis is
- Explore the effects of cannabis on the user
- Investigate the prevalent is cannabis use in the ATSI community
- Review the implications for regional and remote communities