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Attending a recent conference on reducing drug-related harm, Peter Phillips was heartened by calls for pragmatic public health approaches to working with drug users and a move away from criminalisation and coerced treatment

01 June 2001

Mental Health Practice

Opinion

This year’s international harm reduction conference was held in New Delhi, India, where intravenous drug misuse is growing rapidly, triggering a huge expansion in...

Ecstasy and the rise of the chemical generation

01 December 2001

Mental Health Practice

Book Review

This comprehensive narrative of the use of ecstasy by young people is an important addition to the literature surrounding this controversial and widely- used drug.

Prevention programmes to reduce heroin overdose deaths

01 July 2001

Mental Health Practice

Research & practice

The rate of fatal and other heroin-related overdoses has been increasing dramatically during the past ten years. An increased incidence of overdose has been reported...

Care of drug users in general practice:

01 October 2004

Mental Health Practice

Book Review

This book is a must for all health workers, and others whose work brings them into contact with the care and treatment of people with substance use problems. Rather...

Valuing users’ experiences in substance misuse nursing education

01 December 1997

Mental Health Practice

Clinical

The principle of involving patients in services has been upheld in clinical nursing practice for some years. This can occur in a variety of ways at an individual and...

An evaluation of sharp safety intravenous cannula devices

03 January 2012

Nursing Standard

Art & science

This article describes an evaluation of seven sharp safety intravenous (IV) cannula devices in six Welsh NHS hospitals and the Welsh Ambulance Service. Products...

An evaluation of sharp safety intravenous cannula devices

14 December 2011

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article describes an evaluation of seven sharp safety intravenous (IV) cannula devices in six Welsh NHS hospitals and the Welsh Ambulance Service. Products...

An evaluation of sharp safety hypodermic needle devices

04 May 2011

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Sharps injury and exposure to blood-borne viruses is an occupational hazard for healthcare professionals. This article describes an evaluation of three sharp safety...

An evaluation of sharp safety blood evacuation devices

29 June 2011

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article describes an evaluation of three sharp safety blood evacuation devices in seven Welsh NHS boards and the Welsh Blood Service. Products consisted of two...