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Bevel Up: Chapter 1 - Opening (Ages 18+)

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In the film’s opening chapter, the nurses pack their bags and head to the streets. Their interactions demonstrate the complexities of delivering effective and non-judgemental health care to people who use drugs. View the complete 45-minute documentary Bevel Up. Explore all 10 educational playlists or the Teacher's Guide for this chapter.

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Bevel Up: Chapter 1 - Opening (Ages 18+)

In the film’s opening chapter, the nurses pack their bags and head to the streets. Their interactions demonstrate the complexities of delivering effective and non-judgemental health care to people who use drugs.

View the complete 45-minute documentary Bevel Up. Explore all 10 educational playlists or the Teacher's Guide for this chapter.

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  • Bevel Up: Chapter 1 - Opening
    The nurses meet Becky, give her a mouth pieces for a crack pipe, and chat about her pregnant daughter, Liz. Later, they meet Tracey in a hotel and discuss her upcoming test results.

    *Watch the complete documentary.
    *View all 10 educational playlists.
    *Explore the Teacher's Guide for this chapter.
  • Reflections on Practice: Insights
    Street nurse Caroline Brunt talks about seeing past the drugs and connecting with the person. Street nurse Janine Stevenson reflects on coming from a place of curiosity rather than judgment.

    *Watch the complete documentary.
    *View all 10 educational playlists.
    *Explore the Teacher's Guide for this chapter.
  • Reflections on Practice: Why Outreach?
    Street nurses Caroline Brunt and Liz James talk about how providing health care on the street is like throwing people a lifeline.

    *Watch the complete documentary.
    *View all 10 educational playlists.
    *Explore the Teacher's Guide for this chapter.
  • Topics: Beyond the City
    Community health nurse Wendy Bradley (Yukon) and nurse educator Gayle Carriere (BC Interior Health Authority) describe drug use in rural areas and how they deal with the challenges of working in isolation and confronting stigma.

    *Watch the complete documentary.
    *View all 10 educational playlists.
    *Explore the Teacher's Guide for this chapter.
  • Topics: Prohibition
    Lawyer Eugene Oscapella and addictions counsellor Mark Hayden talk about the legal, social, and ethical dilemmas of bringing health care to people who use drugs and decriminalizing drugs to improve health.

    *Watch the complete documentary.
    *View all 10 educational playlists.
    *Explore the Teacher's Guide for this chapter.
  • Topics: Street Drugs 101
    Street nurse Fiona Gold and experts from the streets outline the effects and characteristics of common street drugs and how they are used.

    *Watch the complete documentary.
    *View all 10 educational playlists.
    *Explore the Teacher's Guide.