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Patsy Staddon

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781447318880

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447318880.001.0001

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The right ‘space’ for women

The right ‘space’ for women

examining effective treatment in primary care for women’s dependent and problematic alcohol consumption

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(p.177) Ten The right ‘space’ for women
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Women and alcohol
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Jeff Fernandez

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447318880.003.0010

This chapter shows what is possible if the service provided is situated in a ‘space’ where women feel they can easily access it. Primary care is one such space. Also it illustrates that the approach of GPs and nurses in primary care can have a positive influence and outcome for patients who engage in alcohol treatment. It also shows that training from the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) can enable GPs to be more confident in treating their patients in this field. However, if supported by specialist drug and alcohol services, this can further enable women to utilise services effectively.

Keywords:   women, primary care, alcohol, detoxification, non judgmental

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