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AbstractBackground: Homeless people are at high risk for many chronic medical conditions although their risk of diabetes has not been well studied. Current epidemiological studies of diabetes prevalence among homeless adults have been based mostly on self-report data not supported by clinical...
AbstractObjective: This report examines mental health recovery in a population neglected in the literature – formerly homeless adults with serious mental illness and co-occurring substance abuse. The term ‘complex recovery’ is used to examine the onset and impact of various types of adversity...
AbstractEmergency departments (EDs) are often called the ‘safety net’ of the U.S. health care system. Little is known, however, about the social determinants of health (SDOH) – including rates and types of homelessness – of ED patients. This study sought to quantify the presence of housing...
AbstractResearch on homeless populations demonstrates that homelessness in itself is an independent risk factor for death. However, there is a dearth of detailed data on homeless decedents and the situations surrounding their deaths. This lack of knowledge, a desire to understand how and why...
AbstractHomelessness and housing instability frequently accompany intimate partner violence and can negatively impact health and functioning. When children are exposed to homelessness or housing instability their ability to develop and function is compromised. The purpose of this study is to...
AbstractBackground: People experiencing homelessness have some of the highest morbidity rates and lowest age of mortality in Canada yet face many barriers to care, in particular the attitudes of healthcare providers.Objectives: In this critical ethnographic study, power within client–provider...
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