The Experiences and Perceptions of Street-Involved Youth Regarding Emergency Department Services

  title={The Experiences and Perceptions of Street-Involved Youth Regarding Emergency Department Services},
  author={D. Nicholas and A. Newton and A. Calhoun and K. Dong and Margaret A. deJong-Berg and F. Hamilton and Christopher Kilmer and A. McLaughlin and J. Shankar},
  journal={Qualitative Health Research},
  pages={851 - 862}
  • D. Nicholas, A. Newton, +6 authors J. Shankar
  • Published 2016
  • Medicine
  • Qualitative Health Research
  • Street-involved (SI) youth comprise a substantial component of the urban homeless population. Despite being significant users of hospital emergency department (ED) services for acute and ongoing health needs, little is known about their experiences of ED care and the factors affecting their ED use. This study used a grounded theory and community-based approach to examine these issues. Focus groups and individual interviews were facilitated with 48 SI youth between ages 15 and 26 years… CONTINUE READING
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