The purpose of this study was to understand how the homeless lifestyle is as well as how the lifestyle impacts the quality of primary care rendered to homeless adults and some of the changes that need to be made to ensure people with such a lifestyle receive improved and quality services just like anyone else. The study was conducted using a systematic review of literature across different medical databases including UWE library, Medline and CINAHL to identify appropriate articles that highlighted the aim of the study.
The findings of the study indicated that the majority of homeless people lived under dilapidated conditions, some had mental health issues, others were abusing drugs and under poor nutrition. Therefore, they needed an all-around medical care system. Nevertheless, homeless people indicated that there were challenges in accessing healthcare and nutrition services. Furthermore, they said they were being judged and ridiculed by the healthcare providers.
In conclusion, the researchers of the study noted that improving the quality of primary health care and looking at the needs of the homeless is critical. Homeless people are like any other person and require access to health care services and rehabilitation services. In improving the quality of care, healthcare professionals need to be sensitized on the needs of homeless people, how they need to engage them in order to avoid the judgment felt by homeless people.
2. The Nursing Labour Force in the health care system of the United States