What is it about?
Homelessness is a growing problem in the UK, many homeless people don’t access primary care services and have complex physical and mental health needs. They often present at hospital in crisis and die in inappropriate settings unsupported by Healthcare Professionals. This article explores the possibility of District Nurses bridging the gap in care to homeless people at the End of Life.
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Why is it important?
This work generates conversation around homeless health and offers some solutions to a gap in healthcare provision. It is timely due to the growing number of homeless people in the UK.
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This page is a summary of: Are district nurses well placed to provide equitable end-of-life care to individuals who are homeless?, British Journal of Community Nursing, April 2019, Mark Allen Group, DOI: 10.12968/bjcn.2019.24.4.165.
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