Introduction of a drug treatment case management system into the Irish prison service [thesis] / Julian Pugh

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/84399
Title:
Introduction of a drug treatment case management system into the Irish prison service [thesis] / Julian Pugh
Other Titles:
Thesis submitted in accordance with the regulations as part fulfilment M.Sc. in Drug and Alcohol Policy, Trinity College, Dublin
Authors:
Pugh, Julian
Affiliation:
Health Service Executive (HSE)
Publisher:
Trinity College Dublin (TCD)
Issue Date:
Jun-2004
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/84399
Item Type:
Thesis
Language:
en
Description:
This exploratory study describes the piloting of a strengths based case management approach into the prison system. The purpose of such a system is to identify the needs of prisoners with a drug misuse problem, so as to achieve positive sentence management and to facilitate successful reintegration back into the community. The introduction of a networked database formed an essential component of the study, and was designed to limit problems associated with communication, fragmentation and demarcation of service delivery. In the study, a participative action research methodology was utilised to identify and address the issues involved in this change process. The study identified fundamental issues which would need to be addressed if case management is to succeed, including effective management of resources, appropriate selection of prisoners and the use of verifiable information in order to address care and risk management issues. In order for shared care planning and integrated care pathways to be effective, a resolution of the confidentiality-information sharing issue must be found. In addition, the critical role of the Operations Directorate in facilitating a policy of positive sentence management and co-ordinated temporary release needs to be recognised. On the basis of the findings of this study, it is envisioned that such a total system approach has the potential to deliver continuity of service along integrated care pathways thereby addressing the gap between prison and community in the provision of transitional care services. The research highlights the need for transparent protocols to enhance multidisciplinary co-operation and co-ordination of drug treatment services in prisons and by so doing improve efficiency, effectiveness and value for money.
Keywords:
DRUGS MISUSE; PRISON; PRISONER; HEALTH SERVICES AND THEIR MANAGEMENT
Local subject classification:
CASE MANAGEMENT

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorPugh, Julianen
dc.date.accessioned2009-10-19T13:17:39Z-
dc.date.available2009-10-19T13:17:39Z-
dc.date.issued2004-06-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/84399-
dc.descriptionThis exploratory study describes the piloting of a strengths based case management approach into the prison system. The purpose of such a system is to identify the needs of prisoners with a drug misuse problem, so as to achieve positive sentence management and to facilitate successful reintegration back into the community. The introduction of a networked database formed an essential component of the study, and was designed to limit problems associated with communication, fragmentation and demarcation of service delivery. In the study, a participative action research methodology was utilised to identify and address the issues involved in this change process. The study identified fundamental issues which would need to be addressed if case management is to succeed, including effective management of resources, appropriate selection of prisoners and the use of verifiable information in order to address care and risk management issues. In order for shared care planning and integrated care pathways to be effective, a resolution of the confidentiality-information sharing issue must be found. In addition, the critical role of the Operations Directorate in facilitating a policy of positive sentence management and co-ordinated temporary release needs to be recognised. On the basis of the findings of this study, it is envisioned that such a total system approach has the potential to deliver continuity of service along integrated care pathways thereby addressing the gap between prison and community in the provision of transitional care services. The research highlights the need for transparent protocols to enhance multidisciplinary co-operation and co-ordination of drug treatment services in prisons and by so doing improve efficiency, effectiveness and value for money.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTrinity College Dublin (TCD)en
dc.subjectDRUGS MISUSEen
dc.subjectPRISONen
dc.subjectPRISONERen
dc.subjectHEALTH SERVICES AND THEIR MANAGEMENTen
dc.subject.otherCASE MANAGEMENT-
dc.titleIntroduction of a drug treatment case management system into the Irish prison service [thesis] / Julian Pughen
dc.title.alternativeThesis submitted in accordance with the regulations as part fulfilment M.Sc. in Drug and Alcohol Policy, Trinity College, Dublinen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.contributor.departmentHealth Service Executive (HSE)en
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