Meaghan Thumath on Canada’s drug policy
The federal changes to withdraw the National Anti-Drug Strategy are significant for Canada’s nurses and their ability to deliver ethical and evidence-based care. Meaghan Thumath, 2015 Trudeau scholar, PhD candidate in social policy and intervention at University of Oxford and a registered nurse, co-published an op-ed in The Globe and Mail on Canada’s drug policy. The authors say that proposed changes will take time to translate into action.
Meaghan Thumath (social policy and intervention, University of Oxford) is a public health and outreach nurse seeking to address the adverse effects of child removal by the state for mothers who use drugs in Canada.
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