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Fighting for space : how a group of drug users transformed one city's struggle with addiction

https://librarycatalogue.vch.ca/en/permalink/catalog122463
Author
Lupick, Travis
Call Number
HV5840 C332 V357 2017
Location
Vancouver Community
Title
Fighting for space : how a group of drug users transformed one city's struggle with addiction
Author
Lupick, Travis
Responsibility
Travis Lupick
Place
Vancouver
Publisher
Arsenal Pulp Press
Year Published
2017
Physical Description
407 p ; illustrations, map
Subjects
Substance-Related Disorders
Opioid-Related Disorders
Harm reduction -- British Columbia.
Substance abuse - Vancouver
Addiction
Abstract
"...explains the concept of harm reduction as a crucial component of a city's response to the drug crisis. It tells the story of a grassroots group of addicts in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside who waged a political street fight for two decades to transform how the city treats its most marginalized citizens. Throughout the 1990s and 2000s, this group of residents from Canada's poorest neighbourhood organized themselves in response to a growing number of overdose deaths and demanded that addicts be given the same rights as any other citizen; against all odds, they eventually won. But just as their battle came to an end, fentanyl arrived and opioid deaths across North America reached an all-time high. It's prompted many to rethink the war on drugs. Public opinion has slowly begun to turn against prohibition, and policy-makers are finally beginning to look at addiction as a health issue as opposed to one for the criminal justice system. The previous epidemic in Vancouver sparked government action. Twenty years later, as the same pattern plays out in other cities, there is much that advocates for reform can learn from Vancouver's experience..."-- publisher.
Contents: Toledo, Ohio -- Hundred block rock -- A chance encounter -- Hotel of last resort -- Rat park -- Growing up radical -- Back alley -- Miami, Florida -- The killing field -- A drug-users union -- Out of harm's way -- From housing to harm reduction -- Childhood trauma and the science of addiction -- Raleigh, North Carolina -- A drug dealer finds activism -- Taking the fight to city hall -- Building allies -- Rewriting the brain for addiction -- The Vancouver agreement -- Boston, Massachusetts -- The hair salon -- Establishing Insite -- Opening day -- Consequences -- Seattle, Washington -- Drug user with a lawyer -- Protests across Canada -- Court battle -- Crossing a line -- Sacramento, California -- Prescription heroin -- "The assassination" -- Fentanyl arrives.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN
9781551527123
Format
Book
Location
Vancouver Community
Call Number
HV5840 C332 V357 2017
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Core curriculum of addictions nursing

https://librarycatalogue.vch.ca/en/permalink/catalog121534
Author
Rundio, Albert
Lorman, William J.
International Nurses Society on Addictions
Edition
3rd
Call Number
ONLINE WY160 R86 2015
URL
View Ebook
Title
Core curriculum of addictions nursing
Author
Rundio, Albert
Lorman, William J.
International Nurses Society on Addictions
Responsibility
Al Rundio, William J. Lorman.
Edition
3rd
Place
Philadelphia
Publisher
Wolters Kluwer Health
Year Published
2015
Subjects
Substance-related disorders - nursing
Addiction
Abstract
An official publication of the International Nurses Society on Addictions (IntNSA), the Core Curriculum of Addictions Nursing provides a foundation for expertise in addications nursing, and helps nurses achieve success on the basic and advanced additions nursing certification examination. It serves as a valuable reference for nurses in all settings and practice areas, aiding with the development or expansion of knowledge of skills in caring for clients potentially or actually affected by addictive processes. The Core Curriculum advances evidence based addictions nursing practice, while supporting the mission of the IntNSA.
ISBN
9781451194036
9781496319470
Format
Ebook
Call Number
ONLINE WY160 R86 2015
URL
http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=nlebk&AN=1473103&site=ehost-live
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Medical management of vulnerable and underserved patients : principles, practice, and populations

https://librarycatalogue.vch.ca/en/permalink/catalog119574
Author
King, Talmadge E.
Wheeler, Margaret B.
Edition
2nd ed.
Call Number
WA300 M45 2016
Location
Lions Gate Hospital
Title
Medical management of vulnerable and underserved patients : principles, practice, and populations
Alternate Title
Medical management of vulnerable and underserved patients.
Author
King, Talmadge E.
Wheeler, Margaret B.
Responsibility
[edited by] Talmadge E. King, Jr., Margaret B. Wheeler.
Edition
2nd ed.
Place
New York
Publisher
McGraw-Hill Education
Year Published
2016
Physical Description
xviii, 454 p.
Subjects
Poor -- medical care
Medically uninsured persons
People with social disabilities
Vulnerable Populations
Health Services Accessibility
Community Health Services
Minority Groups
Patient Advocacy
Abstract
This one-of-a-kind resource teaches the core principles and skills needed to care for patients whose barriers to healthcare are due to lack of insurance and/or accessible services, or based on culture; education; age; inadequate transportation; poor English language skills; homelessness; immigrant status; chronic disease; mental illness; substance abuse; or HIV. Time-saving boxed inserts establish main points, provide practical "pearls" and help locate valuable community resources.
ISBN
9780071834018
Format
Book
Location
Lions Gate Hospital
Call Number
WA300 M45 2016
URL Notes
Table of contents only
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The addiction casebook

https://librarycatalogue.vch.ca/en/permalink/catalog119441
Author
Levounis, Petros
Herron, Abigail J.
Call Number
WM270 L48 2014
Location
Richmond Hospital
Title
The addiction casebook
Author
Levounis, Petros
Herron, Abigail J.
Responsibility
edited by Petros Levounis, Abigail J. Herron
Place
Washington, DC
Publisher
American Psychiatric Publishing, a Division of American Psychiatric Association
Year Published
2014
Physical Description
xii, 218 p
Subjects
Substance-Related Disorders
Behavior, Addictive
Addiction
Case studies
ISBN
9781585624584
Format
Book
Location
Richmond Hospital
Call Number
WM270 L48 2014
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Addictions and mental health

https://librarycatalogue.vch.ca/en/permalink/catalog121500
Author
Ralph, Irene
Edition
6th ed.
Call Number
WM 270 R35 2015
Location
Vancouver Community
Title
Addictions and mental health
Alternate Title
Addictions & mental health
Author
Ralph, Irene
Responsibility
Irene Ralph; Edited by Allan Burgmann, Richard Magee and Deborah Thompson
Edition
6th ed.
Place
Grand Forks, BC
Publisher
IGR Publications
Year Published
2015
Physical Description
92 p.
Subjects
Substance-related abuse
Mental Disorders
Dual Diagnosis
Addiction
ISBN
978973723465
Format
Book
Location
Vancouver Community
Call Number
WM 270 R35 2015
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Under-served: health determinants of indigenous, inner-city, and migrant populations in Canada

https://librarycatalogue.vch.ca/en/permalink/catalog122291
Author
Arya, Akshaya Neil
Piggott, Thomas
Call Number
WA300 A79 2018
Location
Richmond Hospital
Title
Under-served: health determinants of indigenous, inner-city, and migrant populations in Canada
Author
Arya, Akshaya Neil
Piggott, Thomas
Responsibility
Edited by Akshaya Neil Arya and Thomas Piggott
Place
Toronto
Publisher
Canadian Scholars
Year Published
2018
Physical Description
xvi, 404 p.
Subjects
Medically Underserved Area
Determinants of health
Indigenous peoples -- Canada
Native peoples
Healthcare Disparities
Immigrants
Public Health - Canada
City dwellers
Marginality, Social
Vulnerable Populations
Abstract
Under-Served brings together the perspectives of academics, front-line health care providers, and policy-makers to examine the historical, political, and social factors that influence the health and health care of under-served populations in Canada, focusing particularly on Indigenous, inner-city, and migrant populations. This vital text broadens the traditional determinants of health?the social, economic, environmental, and behavioural elements?to include factors like family and community, government policies, mental health and addiction, homelessness and housing, racism, youth, and LGBTQ identity.
ISBN
9781773380582
Format
Book
Location
Richmond Hospital
Call Number
WA300 A79 2018
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