A Patient-Centered Medical Home Model For Improvement Of Healthcare For The Homeless Population: An Integrative Review
School of Nursing
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Sharon Jean Kopis
Homeless, Patient-Centered Medical Home, Discharged Homeless, Emergency Department and Homeless, Homeless Healthcare, Medical Homeless
Medicine and Health Sciences | Nursing | Public Health and Community Nursing
Strickland, Dale Ellen, "A Patient-Centered Medical Home Model For Improvement Of Healthcare For The Homeless Population: An Integrative Review" (2019). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 2118.
The homeless population is surrounded by many obstacles while trying to obtain the essentials of life including food, water, shelter, clothes, medical care, and safety. In many areas of the United States and other countries homelessness is becoming an increasing problem. Compared to standard healthcare, the Patient-Centered Medical Home Model is offering a better experience for homeless patients. This integrated review provides a selection of published studies and information on the homeless population and the beginning of the Patient-Centered Medical Home Model to improve access and healthcare to many homeless patients. As the model is accepted by more medical professionals, coordination of healthcare for the homeless may improve.