What is it about?
This paper focused on the challenges and experiences of healthcare professionals working with homeless people. It found that a combination of supervision, debrief sessions and talking to colleagues helps the emotional, physical and mental well-being of staff.
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Why is it important?
It well documented in literature review that healthcare professionals experience low mood, burn-out, emotional and mental well-being. This paper recognizes that homeless people are more likely to attend local A/E with situational crisis, feeling suicidal or being admitted to mental health institutions with a mental health breakdown, staff that work in difficult and challenging working environment need to be supported, protected and helped.
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This page is a summary of: Working with the homeless community, Practice Management, July 2018, Mark Allen Group, DOI: 10.12968/prma.2018.28.7.12.
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