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Pugh, Julian (1995) Groupwork with HIV positive drug misusers in prison. Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine , 12 , (1) , pp. 12-16.

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This paper presented an assessment of a groupwork programme, carried out by the Probation and Welfare Service with HIV-positive drug misusers in prison. The programme was designed to introduce ideas and information aimed at promoting desired behavioural changes in terms of risk behaviour and drug addiction. The researcher found a positive response among group members, and contended that this, combined with analysis of the results, suggested that the programme's approach was an encouraging step in devising an acceptable and relevant strategy to deal with this client group. This was a positive assessment, as this group was previously found to be unresponsive to traditional treatment methods.


Item Type:Article
Page Range:pp. 12-16
Publisher:Medmedia Group
Notes:Reproduced by kind permission of Medmedia Group
Subjects:J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health care programme or facility > Prison-based health service
MM-MO Crime and law > Justice system > Correctional system and facility > Prison
HJ Treatment method > Psychosocial treatment method > Group therapy
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland > Dublin
G Health and disease > Disorder by cause > Communicable disease > HIV

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