Continuity of care for drug users in prison and beyond: A qualitative insight

Continuity of care for drug users in prison and beyond: A qualitative insight
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Social work in prisons is linked to specific tasks regarding the care for the people who are incarcerated. A multi-country qualitative study was set up to explore drug users’ and professionals’ perceptions of continuity of care in prison and beyond. It has been pointed out that continuity of care is associated with different barriers, especially regarding social work. Nevertheless, good practice examples do exist and could be implemented by social workers. Social workers and opioid users face challenges in the context of imprisonment, so different measures need to be implemented to support opioid users and for social workers to support them.

Published in 2021
Heino Stöver -Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences
Daniela Jamin Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences
Laurent Michel Pierre Nicole Centre, French Red Cross,
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