Category Archives: Homeless health

Challenging micro-aggressions against people living homeless through acts of acceptance

In my present project I began with research showing that homeless and other very disadvantaged people have poorer health and use fewer health services. I considered this in the context of the Social Determinants of Health (Marmot & Wilkinson), that … Continue reading

Posted in Homeless health, Research, Service entry, Social Determinants of Health, Vulnerable populations

Homelessness as a lifestyle choice

Interesting conversation with a Housing Department Officer yesterday. I  asked two questions: Is the department aware that many homeless people cannot complete their application forms? (The forms are intimidating , many people who live homeless are not fully literate and … Continue reading

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Homeless health

A third of our small hospital’s patients are homeless and thus can’t be discharged. It is costing $700 per day to keep them on the ward. One has been here over 6 months, that’s  over $100,000. It would be so … Continue reading

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