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In the eye of the needle : diary of a medically supervised injecting centre

Author: Ingrid van Beek
Publisher: Crows Nest, NSW : Allen & Unwin, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The extraordinary story of Australia's first legal injecting clinic provides important insights into the harrowing world of the addict and the oustanding efforts of a dedicated group of professionals.  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Personal Narratives
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ingrid van Beek
ISBN: 9781741143812 1741143810
OCLC Number: 57515258
Description: xii, 219 pages : illustrations
Contents: In the beginning --
Preparing to open the doors --
The first days --
One whole month --
Finally establishing our routine --
Of needlesticks and dogs --
Death of a colleague and friend --
Reaching the six-month milestone --
A new year, new challenges --
European drug consumption centres --
Celebrating our first birthday --
Managing drug overdoses --
The 18-month trial ends quietly --
Of heroin and nursing shortages --
A serious investigation --
Drafting the evaluation report --
Thepublic release of the evaluation report --
Decisions, decisions --
And so ended the first trial.
Responsibility: Ingrid van Beek.
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