Talk:Harm reduction

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Student 2[edit]

1. The quality and effectiveness of the edits made are outstanding. Everything is well cited and the information is neutral.

2. "Are the points included verifiable with cited secondary sources that are freely accessible? If not, specify." Overall, the edits have verifiable secondary sources. However, there are two articles that are directly cited, but these are REVIEWS rather than actual studies with METHODS, INTERVENTIONS, etc.

  1. 25 - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2376869
  1. 34 - http://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0749379717303161

Thus, these are secondary sources since the authors were not their at the time of the things they are reporting. They have received their information from the people truly involved or other literature. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Tranallens (talkcontribs) 19:32, 5 November 2017 (UTC)

Thank you for reviewing the citations and ensuring that they are compliant with Wikipedia's guidelines. --Erchan19 (talk) 14:55, 15 November 2017 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Manual of Style/Medicine-related articles[edit]

1. The exceptional quality and effectiveness of edits made provided a good deal of background for SIS in the US on a state-by-state basis. The edits seamlessly add to the article's Safe Injection Sites section.
2. Safe Injection Site edits are formatted in accordance to the Wikipedia:Manual of Style/Medicine-related articles. This section is written to the correct audience, writing in an appropriate style and avoiding technical jargon. There is no conflict of interest.
Suggestion: Consistently use "SIS" throughout the section.
Suggestion: Use sub-headings to break up the section and to focus the paragraph(s).Akliu (talk) 07:32, 8 November 2017 (UTC)

Thanks for the compliments and the helpful suggestions! Our section is now under the new sub-heading "United States" under the Safe Injection Site heading. We also made sure to keep the use of "SIS" consistent throughout our section; however, we left DCR or "Drug Consumption Rooms" un-edited in the section preceding us because these facilities are more commonly known as DCRs in Europe. -Quynhkieu (talk) 06:07, 15 November 2017 (UTC)

Copyright/Plagiarism Evaluation[edit]

The edits made to this Wikipedia page contribute greatly to the understanding of Safe Injection Sites with numerous examples of what some cities across the United States are doing to address the issue. It provided a lot more context to the situation, and described what the current climate is like. It did feel as though the additions focused more on Washington and San Francisco, which is helpful, but not very comprehensive of the entire landscape across America. This is understandable however, given how diverse states are in addressing the issue of SIS. The edits provided information regarding the legal aspects, but also specific examples of organizations and their efforts in advocating for SIS.

Suggestions: 1. I would try to use less quotations, for it doesn’t align with the Wikipedia culture to include a lot of quotes (although I do see previous versions of the article contained quotes by other authors). These quotes were cited well, but I believe in some instances, paraphrasing the key ideas would have been adequate. 2. The last paragraph added stating efforts from various cities to gather data regarding the impact of SIS provided great examples; however, what were the results of these analyses? This is information readers would like to know.

Upon reading the edits, it did not appear as through the group added plagiarized or copyrighted statements. I went through and checked each source listed, trying to see where they got their information, but also checking sentence structure and comparing to see if anything was closely paraphrased. This was not the case, which is really great. In addition, there were sentences that made general statements with multiple citations used throughout, indicating less likelihood that the sentence was closely copied from a source. Carolyn.hua (talk) 15:46, 8 November 2017 (UTC)

Thank you for the feedback and suggestions! I agree with your suggestion regarding quotations and have paraphrased the key points for the paragraph regarding criticism of safe injection sites. --Tht001 (talk) 02:39, 15 November 2017 (UTC)
Thank you for your feedback! I agree that the use of direct quotations should be limited. I paraphrased the quotation describing the underground SIS in the United States. --Lagunasunset (talk) 06:08, 15 November 2017 (UTC)
I agree with your suggestion to reduce the use of quotations throughout our section; however, I think the quoted portion of the CSA is very relevant to the first paragraph. The quote allows us to pick apart the rhetoric of this specific law and see how the legality of SIS can be open to interpretation. -Quynhkieu (talk) 06:14, 15 November 2017 (UTC)
Thank you for the suggestions on including the results of the analyses conducted by U.S. cities on the impact of SIS. The text has been updated to include some of these findings. --Erchan19 (talk) 14:52, 15 November 2017 (UTC)

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External link: MacMaster, S. A. (2004). Harm Reduction: A New Perspective on Substance Abuse Services. Social Work, 49 (3), 356 - 344. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 206.123.177.161 (talk) 04:22, 21 November 2018 (UTC)