Research on a Vulnerable Neighborhood—The Vancouver Downtown Eastside from 2001 to 2011
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The Downtown Eastside (DTES) of Vancouver is the subject of considerable research due to high rates of drug use, poverty, crime, infectious disease, and mental illness. This paper first presents a brief background to the DTES and then presents a survey of literature addressing the issues in this area from 2001 to 2011. The literature surveyed includes a range of publications such as those from peer-reviewed journals and the grey literature of reports and dissertations. This survey investigates the themes and outcomes of the extant literature and highlights the notable lack of research on mental health in the DTES.
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- 1. St. Paul’s Hospital, Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences (CHÉOS), 588-1081 Burrard St., Vancouver, BC, V6Z 1Y6, Canada
- 2. Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia, 2053 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z2, Canada
- 3. City Council, City of Vancouver, Vancouver City Hall, 453 West 12th Ave, Vancouver, BC, V5Y 1V4, Canada
- 4. Department of Psychiatry, UBC Hospital, University of British Columbia, Detwiller Pavilion, 2255 Westbrook Mall, Vancouver, BC, V6T 2A1, Canada
- 5. School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, James Mather Building, 5804 Fairview Avenue, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z3, Canada