School of Medicine
Focused Clinical Multidisciplinary Independent Study Project : Healthcare for People Living on the Street (and in Shelters, Respite Centers, and other Temporary Housing).
- Author(s): Jolley, Margaret
- et al.
A multidisciplinary approach to caring for people on the street is paramount...students, nurses, medical assistants, doctors, mental health workers, and a chaplain in Santa Barbara...in Pittsburgh...guide, case management, nurses, students, and AmeriCorps workers... Even with this approach, the work is often tedious, and not always easy. Productivity is not up to what health systems would consider the norm for this day and age. Some may not view caring for these homeless as an 'efficient' use of time and training. However, we are dealing with people, often ones who are forgotten and neglected.