The barriers to healthcare encountered by single homeless people
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The barriers to healthcare encountered by single homeless people

Charlotte Eavis Practice nurse, Goldington medical practice, Bedford, Bedfordshire, England

Homelessness is complex and has implications for every part of a homeless person’s life. There is a well-established link between homelessness, physical and mental ill health, and premature death. This is further exacerbated by homeless people encountering barriers to healthcare that hinder their ability to access appropriate services. Health professionals have an important role in breaking down these barriers. The aim of this paper is to explore these barriers and make recommendations to help health professionals remove them.

Correspondence c.eavis@hotmail.com

Primary Health Care. 28, 1,26-30. doi: 10.7748/phc.2018.e1335

Received: 12 July 2017

Accepted: 06 September 2017

Published in print: 26 January 2018

Peer review

This article has been subject to external double-blind peer review and checked for plagiarism using automated software

Conflict Of Interest

None declared