A Case Management, Education, and Prevention Program At a Small Emergency Shelter for Homeless Men: One Nurse's Experience
In this article, the author describes his experiences working in a small emergency shelter for homeless men. It started out as a 100 hour practicum in a graduate cultural diversity class at DePaul, for which he had to select an unfamiliar group of people who were medically underserved. The author is now servicing this shelter full time. He presently runs the shelter's health care case management program. He has finished his graduate studies as an adult nurse practitioner and hopes to obtain a collaborative agreement with a physician to provide a wider range of primary services for the men at the shelter. He is also working with the shelter staff on a proposal for a homeless respite program, which would include having a 24-hour place (possibly an apartment) for the homeless who are in between hospital discharge and the shelter and need a place to recover.
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Journal of Emergency Nursing 27(3): 2001.