Health-related street outreach: Exploring the perceptions of homeless people with experience of sleeping rough.

@article{Ungpakorn2019HealthrelatedSO,
  title={Health-related street outreach: Exploring the perceptions of homeless people with experience of sleeping rough.},
  author={Rosa Ungpakorn and Bernadette Rae},
  journal={Journal of advanced nursing},
  year={2019}
}
AIMS To understand how health-related street outreach is perceived by homeless people with experience of sleeping rough. Specialist nursing and primary care services are expected to provide street outreach but there is no specific guidance on how to deliver it. DESIGN A Qualitative Description study. METHOD Purposive opportunistic sampling was used to recruit participants from three drop-in centres in London. 10 semi-structured interviews were conducted between 4th and 28th of June 2018 and… 

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