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Journal of Interprofessional Practice and Collaboration

Abstract

Providing health care services for the homeless community requires multiple health care disciplines to meet the varying needs of the community. The needs of the homeless are multifaceted and thus require expertise of an interprofessional team to help break down barriers and achieve positive outcomes for the clients served. This case study shares the work done by a team of faculty and students from a local university in Marriage and Family Therapy, Counseling, and graduate nursing. The focus of the group was to provide physical and mental health screenings and make appropriate community referrals as needed. The work was sponsored by a grant from a local foundation and was carried out in three area homeless shelters in a small town located along the interstate.

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