Being homeless; my experience… Transcript + stats

Weds 3rd October 10pm UK/Ire, 5pm ET

Co-host @ReinhartG

Transcript:  http://wke.lt/w/s/QMtZM

Stats:  https://www.symplur.com/healthcare-hashtags/irishmed/analytics/?hashtag=irishmed&fdate=10%2F2%2F2018&shour=16&smin=20&tdate=10%2F3%2F2018&thour=16&tmin=20

I was saddened to read this report about the attitude of A&E staff to two homeless people https://www.irishtimes.com/news/social-affairs/stigma-of-homelessness-they-couldn-t-hide-the-disgust-on-their-faces-1.3646825

So I asked Reinhart Gauss to lead this week’s. Reinhart is from Canada, and has been a regular participant in #IrishMed for many years. He is now homeless, and can give his perspective from the sharp end; homelessness is not just a global issue, but also an individual tragedy.

‘Someone has to let people know most didn’t choose to be homeless. Once you are, it’s a vicious cycle to get back on your feet.’

(1) What is it like, being homeless?

(2) What are the medical causes + consequences of homelessness?

(3) Is medical care care a priority for the homeless?

(4) How can we provide medical care for the homeless?

(5) What are the solutions for homelessness?

 

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