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Poor, homeless, and underserved populations 

Poor, homeless, and underserved populations
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Poor, homeless, and underserved populations
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Anne Hughes

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199332342.003.0039
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date: 12 November 2018

The purpose of this chapter is to consider characteristics of the poor as an underserved population that place them at risk when seriously ill and when palliative care is indicated. In particular, this chapter looks at a subset of the poor who are homeless. This chapter focuses on persons whose “membership” in this group is more long term and not the result of an identifiable global economic crisis; similarly, this chapter does not address the experiences of persons living in extreme poverty in resource-limited countries around the globe.

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