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Harm reduction

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    • Harm minimization
    • Minimization, Harm
    • Reduction, Harm
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    • found: Work cat.: 2002335189: Reghelin, E.M. Redução de danos ... c2002.
    • found: MESH(Harm reduction x harm minimization; "The application of methods designed to reduce the risk of harm associated with certain behaviors without reduction in frequency of those behaviors. The risk-associated behaviors include ongoing and active addictive behaviors.")
    • found: Wikipedia, Dec. 3, 2003("Harm reduction is a set of policy beliefs, essentially stating that people always have and always will perform activities, such as promiscuous sex or the abuse of drugs, that may cause them harm. Therefore, the best method of reducing the harm caused by risky activities should be adopted, rather than an ineffective blanket prohibition of the performance of harmful activities.")
    • found: DrugAccess.Net, Dec. 3, 2003:Essay Two (harm reduction, harm minimization)
    • found: Nelson online dictionary of the social sciences (, Dec. 3, 2003(Harm reduction: "A term often used in the discussion of drug users, prostitutes, etc. Rather than taking a moralistic approach, perhaps focusing on punishment or rehabilitation, the system tries to reduce the harm that comes to such offenders. For example, provide drug users with clean needles, or perhaps with a safe place to shoot-up, or even to provide them with standardized heroin. Or the community could provide a safe area for prostitutes to work, provide free testing for infectious diseases, etc. All of this will reduce harm to the "offenders" but in the long-term should also reduce harm to the community.")
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    • 2003-12-02: new
    • 2004-02-03: revised
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