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Using mindfulness to develop health education strategies for blood borne virus prevention in injecting drug use

dc.contributor.author Treloar, Carla en_US
dc.contributor.author Laybutt, Becky en_US
dc.contributor.author Carruthers, S. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2021-11-25T16:46:20Z
dc.date.available 2021-11-25T16:46:20Z
dc.date.issued 2010 en_US
dc.description.abstract Aims: Prevention education has had limited success in reducing transmission of blood borne virus among people who inject drugs. Innovative approaches to prevention education are required. Method: This study used video recordings of injecting episodes and interviews with participants reviewing their video recordings to explore the concept of mindlessness as a new tool for prevention education. Findings: The data demonstrate elements of mindlessness in participants' injecting practice. Participants were unable to provide detailed description of their practice, could not recall the origin of their practices, described limited sensitivity to the environment around them and described learned behaviours 'dropping out of mind'. Conclusions: Although potentially useful as a prevention tool, prevention messages using mindlessness concepts should be developed in collaboration with injecting drug users to avoid judgmental or alienating messages. Finally, the use of these video recordings themselves can be a powerful education tool given the very hidden and stigmatized nature of injecting drug use. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0968-7637 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1959.4/50371
dc.language English
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 en_US
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/au/ en_US
dc.source Legacy MARC en_US
dc.subject.other viral hepatitis en_US
dc.subject.other people who inject drugs en_US
dc.subject.other IDU en_US
dc.subject.other blood borne viruses en_US
dc.subject.other prevention education en_US
dc.subject.other mindfulness en_US
dc.subject.other mindlessness en_US
dc.title Using mindfulness to develop health education strategies for blood borne virus prevention in injecting drug use en_US
dc.type Journal Article en
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unsw.identifier.doiPublisher http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/09687630802585377 en_US
unsw.relation.faculty Arts Design & Architecture
unsw.relation.ispartofissue 4 en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofjournal Drugs: Education Prevention and Policy en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofpagefrompageto 431-442 en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofvolume 17 en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Treloar, Carla, National Centre in HIV Social Research, UNSW en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Laybutt, Becky en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Carruthers, S. en_US
unsw.relation.school Centre for Social Research in Health *
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