Qualitative investigation of barriers to accessing care by people who inject drugs in Saskatoon, Canada: perspectives of service providers.

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  • Additional Information
    • Publication Year:
      2013
    • Author-Supplied Keywords:
      Addiction
      Focus groups
      People who inject drugs (PWID)
      Qualitative research
      Service providers
    • NAICS/Industry Codes:
      NAICS/Industry Codes 611430 Professional and Management Development Training
      624310 Vocational Rehabilitation Services
      525120 Health and Welfare Funds
      446199 All Other Health and Personal Care Stores
    • Abstract:
      Background: People who inject drugs (PWID) often encounter barriers when attempting to access health care and social services. In our previous study conducted to identify barriers to accessing care from the perspective of PWIDs in Saskatoon, Canada: poverty, lack of personal support, discrimination, and poor knowledge and coordination of service providers among other key barriers were identified. The purpose of the present investigation was to explore what service providers perceive to be the greatest barriers for PWIDs to receive optimal care. This study is an exploratory investigation with a purpose to enrich the literature and to guide community action. Methods: Data were collected through focus groups with service providers in Saskatoon. Four focus groups were held with a total of 27 service providers. Data were transcribed and qualitative analysis was performed. As a result, concepts were identified and combined into major themes. Results: Four barriers to care were identified by service providers: inefficient use of resources, stigma and discrimination, inadequate education and the unique and demanding nature of PWIDs. Participants also identified many successful services. Conclusion: The results from this investigation suggest poor utilization of resources, lack of continuing education of health care providers on addictions and coping skills with such demanding population, and social stigma and disparity. We recommend improvements in resource utilization through, for example, case management. In addition, sensitivity training and more comprehensive service centers designed to meet PWID's complex needs may improve care. However, community-wide commitment to addressing injection drug issues will also be required for lasting solutions. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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    • ISSN:
      1747597X
    • Accession Number:
      91350161
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      LANG, K. et al. Qualitative investigation of barriers to accessing care by people who inject drugs in Saskatoon, Canada: perspectives of service providers. Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention & Policy, [s. l.], v. 8, p. 1, 2013. Disponível em: http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edb&AN=91350161&authtype=sso&custid=s5834912. Acesso em: 12 jul. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Lang K, Neil J, Wright J, Dell CA, Berenbaum S, El-Aneed A. Qualitative investigation of barriers to accessing care by people who inject drugs in Saskatoon, Canada: perspectives of service providers. Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention & Policy. 2013;8:1. http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edb&AN=91350161&authtype=sso&custid=s5834912. Accessed July 12, 2020.
    • AMA11:
      Lang K, Neil J, Wright J, Dell CA, Berenbaum S, El-Aneed A. Qualitative investigation of barriers to accessing care by people who inject drugs in Saskatoon, Canada: perspectives of service providers. Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention & Policy. 2013;8:1. Accessed July 12, 2020. http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edb&AN=91350161&authtype=sso&custid=s5834912
    • APA:
      Lang, K., Neil, J., Wright, J., Dell, C. A., Berenbaum, S., & El-Aneed, A. (2013). Qualitative investigation of barriers to accessing care by people who inject drugs in Saskatoon, Canada: perspectives of service providers. Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention & Policy, 8, 1.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Lang, Katherine, Jaycie Neil, Judith Wright, Colleen Anne Dell, Shawna Berenbaum, and Anas El-Aneed. 2013. “Qualitative Investigation of Barriers to Accessing Care by People Who Inject Drugs in Saskatoon, Canada: Perspectives of Service Providers.” Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention & Policy 8 (October): 1. http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edb&AN=91350161&authtype=sso&custid=s5834912.
    • Harvard:
      Lang, K. et al. (2013) ‘Qualitative investigation of barriers to accessing care by people who inject drugs in Saskatoon, Canada: perspectives of service providers’, Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention & Policy, 8, p. 1. Available at: http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edb&AN=91350161&authtype=sso&custid=s5834912 (Accessed: 12 July 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Lang, K, Neil, J, Wright, J, Dell, CA, Berenbaum, S & El-Aneed, A 2013, ‘Qualitative investigation of barriers to accessing care by people who inject drugs in Saskatoon, Canada: perspectives of service providers’, Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention & Policy, vol. 8, p. 1, viewed 12 July 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Lang, Katherine, et al. “Qualitative Investigation of Barriers to Accessing Care by People Who Inject Drugs in Saskatoon, Canada: Perspectives of Service Providers.” Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention & Policy, vol. 8, Oct. 2013, p. 1. EBSCOhost, widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edb&AN=91350161&authtype=sso&custid=s5834912.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Lang, Katherine, Jaycie Neil, Judith Wright, Colleen Anne Dell, Shawna Berenbaum, and Anas El-Aneed. “Qualitative Investigation of Barriers to Accessing Care by People Who Inject Drugs in Saskatoon, Canada: Perspectives of Service Providers.” Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention & Policy 8 (October 2013): 1. http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edb&AN=91350161&authtype=sso&custid=s5834912.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Lang K, Neil J, Wright J, Dell CA, Berenbaum S, El-Aneed A. Qualitative investigation of barriers to accessing care by people who inject drugs in Saskatoon, Canada: perspectives of service providers. Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention & Policy [Internet]. 2013 Oct [cited 2020 Jul 12];8:1. Available from: http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edb&AN=91350161&authtype=sso&custid=s5834912