University of Worcester Worcester Research and Publications

Nursing Management of People Experiencing Homelessness at the End of Life

Webb, W.A., Mitchell, Theresa, Nyatanga, Brian and Snelling, Paul ORCID: (2018) Nursing Management of People Experiencing Homelessness at the End of Life. Nursing Standard, 32 (27). pp. 53-63. ISSN 0029-6570

[img] Text
NS11070_R1.pdf - Accepted Version
Restricted to Repository staff only

Download (1MB) | Request a copy


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.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information:

The full-text cannot be provided for this item. Please check availability with your local library or Interlibrary Requests Service.

Uncontrolled Discrete 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: College of Health, Life and Environmental Sciences > School of Nursing and Midwifery
Related URLs:
Depositing User: Karol Kosinski
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2018 16:07
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2020 17:21

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item
Worcester Research and Publications is powered by EPrints 3 which is developed by the School of Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton. More information and software credits.