Re: homeless patient compliance with follow up visits [Brannan INFO REQUEST]

Manfred Theis (manfredtheis@hotmail.com)
Mon, 09 Nov 1998 15:40:31 PST


Unfortuately, that would require you to be a motivational expert in the 
case of those who do not do so.  You are not responsible, I assume, for 
that situation.  When a houseless person leaves the emergency ward or a 
clinic, they walk into a world where ninety-nine percent of folks 
walking down the street are shunning them.  One then has a choice to 
either a)isolate from the world to maintain a sense of dignity or b)give 
in to feelings of uselessness and inferiority.  It is for this reason 
that the person that comes in to see you for the pain quickly forgets 
that he/she is worth caring for.  It is the myths that we need to 
continually rewrite.  It is consciousnesses that we need to affect.  
This includes making that 'homeless' person feel equal to you, if you 
can.

love and light

----Original Message Follows----

FWD  11/5/98  CC Replies to author <kbrannan@ucla.edu> (kathy)

homeless patient compliance with follow up visits

Author: kathleen brannan
Email: kbrannan@ucla.edu
Forums: sci.med.nursing

I am looking for techniques to encourage and motivate homeless people to
return for their follow up visits at clinics, urgent cares or emergency
departments.

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