Foot health and homelessness.

  • Published 2015 in
    Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great…

Abstract

Cheryl Day, lead matron and Queen’s Nurse, Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust ‘Some nursing staff have little awareness of homelessness and sometimes lack empathy. I think the guidance will be especially useful for drug and alcohol teams, emergency department nurses and nurses working in the community, including those in podiatry. ‘It is important to raise awareness of foot health as there can be a tendency to just treat the presenting issue. But we need to look after the person holistically and not just focus on one element of their care. Ask whether they have access to health care, clean socks, and shoes that fi t. These individuals often have poor foot health for a variety of reasons, including underlying pathologies. Nurses can make a real diff erence.’ Find out more

DOI: 10.7748/ns.30.6.16.s20

Cite this paper

@article{2015FootHA, title={Foot health and homelessness.}, author={}, journal={Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987)}, year={2015}, volume={30 6}, pages={16} }