Peer and Patient Support
The study results indicate that repeated peer-led outreach sessions are more effective than exposure to a single education session. Hence, HIV prevention programs must promote repeated peer contacts with IDUs every month (at least two meetings) in order to promote safe injecting practices and behavior change.
Educational Interventions to Prevent Hepatitis C:
A Review of The Literature and Expert Opinion, Dawn Griesbach, Griesbach & Associates Avril Taylor, University of the West of Scotland, May 2009
This review identified a variety of educational resources / materials which have been used for HIV / HCV prevention among injecting drug users. Information about these resources mainly came from the experts who were interviewed as part of this study. The majority of these resources have not been formally evaluated, although many of them have been developed on the basis of research and input / feedback from IDUs.
MAKING SHARED DECISION-MAKING A REALITY: No Decision About Me, Without Me,
Angela Coulter, Alf Collins, The King’s Fund 2011
Shared decision making is a process in which clinicians and patients work together to select tests, treatments, management or support packages, based on clinical evidence and the patient’s informed preferences. It involves the provision of evidence-based information about options, outcomes and uncertainties, together with decision support counseling and a system for recording and implementing patients’ informed preferences.
Meaningful Peer Involvement among Maginalised Groups,
Katrin Schiffer, Correlation Network, 2010
This overview, which was carried out by Correlation in 2010, describes the state of affairs in regard to peer involvement in Europe. 48 organisation from 14 different European countries participated, identifying many different forms of peer work as well as target groups.
Six Recommended Measures to Prevent Hepatitis C for Young Injection-Drug Users,
Meghan Morris and Judith A. Hahn, PhD, UCSF
The measures, which stem from a 16-year UCSF research project with injection-drug users, known as the “U Find Out” or UFO Study, build upon the successes of clean syringe programs and similar efforts, while recommending greater focus on the social issues behind drug use and further integration of the multiple approaches to combating HCV.
Training Manual For Treatment Advocates: Hepatitis C Virus and Coinfection with HIV,
Treatment Action Group 2013, ISBN 978-0-9895740-0-6
The purpose of this manual is to provide information for you and your community. This information can be used to advocate for access to prevention and diagnosis of, and care and treatment for, hepatitis C virus (HCV).
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