Journal article

An evaluation of Take Home Naloxone program implementation in British Columbian correctional facilities.

Lindsay A Pearce, Lauren Mathany, Diane Rothon, Margot Kuo, Jane A Buxton

Int J Prison Health | Published : 2019

Abstract

PURPOSE: To understand how the Take Home Naloxone (THN) program is implemented in two pilot correctional facilities in British Columbia (BC), Canada, in order to identify areas for program improvement and inform the expansion of the program to other Canadian correctional facilities The paper aims to discuss these issues. DESIGN/METHODOLOGY/APPROACH: Two focus groups and one interview were conducted with healthcare staff at two pilot correctional facilities. Sessions were audio recorded, transcribed verbatim and divergent and convergent experiences within and between the facilities were explored in an iterative process. Key themes and lessons learned were identified and later validated by foc..

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