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Title Homelessness & health in Canada / edited by Manal Guirguis-Younger, Ryan McNeil, Stephen W. Hwang
Published Ottawa : Univ. of Ottawa Press, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 320 pages :) : illustrations
Series Health & Society
International behavioural and social sciences library. Health & society.
Contents pt. I Homelessness & Health in Canadian Populations -- 1. Being Young and Homeless: Addressing Youth Homelessness from Drop-in to Drafting Policy / Sean Kidd -- 2. Sexual Risk Behaviours and Sexual Health Outcomes among Homeless Youth in Canada / Trevor A. Hart -- 3. Helpers, Not Helpless: Honouring the Strength, Wisdom and Vision of Aboriginal Women Experiencing Homelessness or Marginal Housing / Izumi Sakamoto -- 4. Homelessness and Health in the Crowded Canadian Arctic: Inuit Experiences / Frank Tester -- 5. Homeless Immigrants' and Refugees' Health over Time / Rebecca Nemiroff -- pt. II Policy & Programmatic Responses to Homelessness & Health -- 6. Housing and HIV/AIDS among People Who Inject Drugs: Public Health Evidence for Effective Policy Response / Thomas Kerr -- 7. Supported Housing as a Promising Housing First Approach for People with Severe and Persistent Mental Illness / Jonathan Jette -- 8. Homelessness and Oral Health / Carlos Quinonez -- 9. Close to the Street: Nursing Practice with People Marginalized by Homelessness and Substance Use / Bernadette Pauly -- 10. Dignity in Design: The Siting and Design of Community and Shelter-Based Health Facilities for Homeless Persons / Manal Guirguis-Younger -- pt. III New Approaches: Innovations to Address Homelessness & Health -- 11. An Examination of the Delivery of Psychiatric Services within a Shelter-Based Management of Alcohol Program for Homeless Adults / Jeff Turnbull -- 12. Collaborative Approaches to Community-Based Mental Health Care for Homeless People: Toronto's Inner City Health Associates / Vicky Stergiopoulos -- 13. The Development and Operational Context of an Emergency Shelter -- Based Hospice in Ottawa, Ontario: A Qualitative Study / Ryan McNeil
Summary Homelessness & Health in Canada explores, for the first time, the social, structural, and environmental factors that shape the health of homeless persons in Canada. Covering a wide range of topics from youth homelessness to end-of-life care, the authors strive to outline policy and practice recommendations to respond to the ongoing public health crisis. This book is divided into three distinct but complimentary sections. In the first section, contributors explore how homelessness affects the health of particular homeless populations, focusing on the experiences of hom
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Print version record
Subject Homeless persons -- Government policy -- Canada.
Homeless persons -- Health and hygiene -- Canada.
Homeless persons -- Medical care -- Canada.
Homeless persons -- Canada -- Social conditions.
Homelessness -- Health aspects -- Canada.
Homeless Persons.
Health Services Accessibility.
Health Status Disparities.
Social Welfare.
Form Electronic book
Author Guirguis-Younger, Manal, 1967-
Hwang, Stephen W.
McNeil, Ryan, 1982-
ISBN 0776621475 (electronic bk.)
0776621483 (electronic bk.)
9780776621470 (electronic bk.)
9780776621487 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Homelessness and health in Canada