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Care of Homeless Men in the Community

Gerberich, Susan S. PhD, RN, CNS

Nursing Practice in Action

The author describes health care provided to homeless men by community health nursing students who conduct a service learning project at an inner city mission. Service learning is an educational method that combines the academic learning objectives of community nursing students and the health care educational and service needs of a vulnerable population of homeless men. Holistic and interdisciplinary nursing skills are practiced. Clients learn healthier life-style choices and to determine more appropriately the need and source for professional health care when problems are identified.

College of Nursing, The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio (Gerberich)

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