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Nursing the Person Experiencing Homelessness Towards End of Life

Webb, W.A. and Mitchell, Theresa and Nyatanga, Brian and Snelling, Paul (2018) Nursing the Person Experiencing Homelessness Towards End of Life. Nursing Standard. ISSN 0029-6570 (In Press)

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Abstract

Homelessness is a complex, multi-dimensional problem with origins that are often multifaceted and deep-rooted. Providing palliative and end of life care to those experiencing homelessness is challenging both to the client or patient receiving care and to the nursing teams aiming to meet often quite complex need. This article reviews what is understood as 'homeless' and review the barriers to effective health care services for those with life-limited disease. Current research is reviewed, with a reflection on the present gaps in knowledge, notably around a lack of a strong evidence-based regarding what homeless people prioritise when considering end of life care. Current service provision is considered, together with suggested future needs.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: homelessnes, end of life, palliative care, barriers, marginalisation, social exclusion, substance misuse, mental health, inequality, inclusion health
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RT Nursing
Divisions: Academic Departments > Institute of Health and Society
Depositing User: Karol Kosinski
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2018 16:07
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2018 16:07
URI: https://eprints.worc.ac.uk/id/eprint/6340

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