In the Eye of the Needle: Diary of a Medically Supervised Injecting Centre

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Oktober 2005



The rise of Australia's first legally sanctioned and medically supervised injecting center is chronicled in this personal account of addiction, public policy, and the health sector. As the center's health professionals struggle to save the lives of addicts, its leaders struggle against legal action, political snares, and fierce opposition from all sides: the Prime Minister, the Vatican, and the United Nations International Narcotics Control Board.


Acronyms..Maps + diagrams..Prologue..1. In the beginning..2. Preparing to open the doors..3. The first days..4. One whole month..5. Finally establishing our routine..6. Of needlesticks and dogs..7. Death of a colleague and friend..8. Reaching the six-month milestone..9. A new year, new challenges..10. European drug consumption centres'..11. Celebrating our first birthday..12. Managing drug overdoses..13. The 18-month trial ends quietly..14. Of heroin and nursing shortages..15. A serious investigation..16. Drafting the evaluation report..17. The public release of the evaluation report..18. Decisions, decisions..19. And so ended the first trial


Dr Ingrid van Beek is the medical director of the Sydney medically supervised injecting centre. She is a graduate of the University of New South Wales and an internationally recognised authority in harm reduction.
EAN: 9781741143812
ISBN: 1741143810
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Oktober 2005
Seitenanzahl: 218 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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