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Ryan. McNeil, Tim D. Aubry, Stephen W. Hwang
Homeless and marginally housed persons who use alcohol and/or illicit drugs often have endof- life care needs that go unmet due to barriers that they face to accessing end-of-life careservices. Many homeless and marginally housed persons who use...
Ryan McNeil
Homeless persons tend to die younger than the housed population and have complex, often unmet, end-of-life care needs. High levels of illicit drug use among this population are a particular challenge for health and social services professionals...
Ryan McNeil
Homeless populations have complex and diverse end-of-life care needs. However, they typically die outside of the end-of-life care system. To date, few studies have explored barriers to the end-of-life care system for homeless populations. This...
Ryan McNeil, Kate Shannon, Laura Shaver, Thomas Kerr, Will Small
Background Vancouver's Downtown Eastside is home to Canada's largest street-based drug scene and only supervised injection facility (Insite). High levels of violence among men and women have been documented in this neighbourhood. This study was...
Andreas Pilarinos, Mary Clare Kennedy, Ryan McNeil, Huiru Dong, Thomas Kerr, Kora DeBeck
Background Syringe sharing is a high-risk practice associated with the transmission of infectious diseases, such as HIV and HCV. While youth who contend with housing instability are known to be more likely to engage in high-risk substance use, the...
Ryan McNeil, Hannah Cooper, Will Small, Thomas Kerr
Area restrictions prohibiting people from entering drug scenes or areas where they were arrested are a common socio-legal mechanism employed to regulate the spatial practices of people who use drugs (PWUD). To explore how socio-spatial patterns...
Ryan McNeil, Will Small, Evan Wood, Thomas Kerr
People who inject drugs (PWID) experience high levels of HIV/AIDS and hepatitis C (HCV) infection that, together with injection-related complications such as non-fatal overdose and injection-related infections, lead to frequent hospitalizations....
Ryan McNeil, Laura B Dilley, Jeffrey Turnbull, Stephen W Hwang
<i>Context</i>  Intersecting social determinants of health constrain access to care and treatment adherence among homeless populations. Because clinicians seldom receive training in the social determinants of health, they...