In the 1980’s there was an increase of the number of people without proper living conditions caused by cuts in housing and social services, a deteriorating economy and a loss of low cost housing options. Studies displayed the most common causes for homelessness for women and families was domestic violence, abuse, and intergenerational poverty. Post-traumatic stress disorder in veterans of the Vietnam War and drug use were also causes leading to an increase of homelessness and all of these factors aid in being barriers to healthcare access. (Zlotnick, 2013) Also bec...
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...d Health Care for the Homeless Clinics provide some basic health services Federally Qualified Health Centers and Health Care for the Homeless Clinics, which are available in most communities across the U.S. provide some basic health services to homeless persons without cost. The Affordable Care Act has also increased the number of community-based care options, such as with “Health Homes.” (National Alliance to End Homelessness)
With the introduction of respite facilities, providers could utilize Kleinman’s Explanatory Model questions to understand the beliefs each patient has on their illness based on their culture, how they understand their medical problems, and to formulate a plan that respects the patients level of education, needs and barriers that person may have in reaching the necessary resource’s to improve their health care needs and quality of life.
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