QMJC October 2021: Survival strategies among homeless people who use drugs
The latest Qualitative Methods Journal Club (QMJC) from October is now available online, focusing on assorted health disparities associated with ethnicity, age and gender within a community of homeless people who use drugs.
The Qualitative Methods Journal Club discussed a large scale, multi-disciplinary study that took place in San Francisco during 1994–2006 amongst people who were homeless and who used drugs. ‘Remarkable’ and ‘ground-breaking’ findings included the observation of different survival strategies between African American and White men.
The discussion was led and summarised by Stephen Parkin (National Addiction Centre, KCL).
About the article: Bourgois P, Martinez A, Kral A, Edlin BR, Schonberg J, and Ciccarone D (2006). Reinterpreting Ethnic Patterns among White and African American Men Who Inject Heroin: A Social Science of Medicine Approach. PLoS Medicine 3(10): e452.
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