Will cannabis medicine ever become fully “medicalized?”
The Medicalization of Marijuana with Michelle Newhart, PhD & William Dolphin, MA discusses when an issue that was previously defined as deviant or problematic is reframed as medical, it is termed “medicalization.” Cannabis medicine will become medicalized once social norms include cannabis within the medical domain, have been defined in medical terms, include use of medical language, adopt a medical framework, and can treat with a medical intervention. From a sociological perspective, the process of overcoming stigma generated by stereotypes, is an area where nurses are perfectly positioned to directly impact the medicalization of cannabis.
Topics include: Sociological study and perspectives of medical cannabis use, legitimacy, stigma, and the patient experience
This lesson is a recorded Essential Education session from Rooted in Science: Nourished By Nature, the comprehensive cannabis nurse education program offered during Cannabis Nurses Network Conference 2019
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