Is there a role for pharmacists in multidisciplinary health-care teams at community outreach events for the homeless?
Chan, Vincent, Patounas, Marea, Tran, Hung Mai Ho, & Dornbusch, Debbie (2015) Is there a role for pharmacists in multidisciplinary health-care teams at community outreach events for the homeless? Australian Journal of Primary Health, 21(4), pp. 379-383.
Homelessness is a significant public health problem. It is well-documented that people experiencing homelessness exhibit more serious illnesses and have poorer health than the general population. The provision of services and interventions by health-care professionals, including pharmacists, may make a simple yet important contribution to improved health outcomes in those experiencing homelessness, but evidence of roles and interventions is limited and variable. In Australia, the Queensland University of Technology Health Clinic connects with the homeless community by taking part in community outreach events. This paper provides details of one such event, as well as the roles, interventions and experiences of pharmacists. Participation and inclusion of pharmacists in a multidisciplinary health-care team approach at homeless outreach events should be supported and encouraged.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||health outcomes, homelessness, multidisciplinary teams|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PHARMACOLOGY AND PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES (111500) > Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Practice (111503)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700) > Health and Community Services (111708)
|Divisions:||Current > Schools > School of Clinical Sciences
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
|Copyright Owner:||Journal compilation Copyright La Trobe University 2015|
|Deposited On:||26 Nov 2015 23:35|
|Last Modified:||03 Dec 2015 01:45|
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