Harm Reduction: A Research Agenda

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Published: 9Nov2020

Dea S, Weinstock D.

Harm Reduction: A Research Agenda

Health Care Anal. 2020 Nov 3;1-3.
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10728-020-00418-6

Excerpt

This special issue of Health Care Analysis is part of a larger effort to engage philosophers and political theorists in the study of Harm Reduction (HR) and to encourage scholars and front-line workers who work within the HR tradition to look to philosophy and political theory for conceptual and theoretical resources. The initiative comes surprisingly late. HR has existed under that moniker for 30 years, and has become a globally influential public health approach. However, there has been surprisingly little engagement with HR by philosophers and political theorists, and there exists comparatively little transdisciplinary and transsectoral work on HR involving philosophers and political theorists. We hope to change that.

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