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Poor, Homeless, and Underserved Populations 

Poor, Homeless, and Underserved Populations
Poor, Homeless, and Underserved Populations

Caroline Olney

, Sarah Stroe

, and Anne Hughes

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date: 07 July 2020

While many of the basic tenets of palliative care are universally applicable, there are particular truths and accompanying strategies to providing best-practice palliative care to marginalized, impoverished, and vulnerable populations. Maintaining a curious and gracious attitude that honors patients’ experiences and respects commitments regardless of patients’ socioeconomic status or external presentation must be kept at the forefront of the interaction to allow those who have been marginalized to build trust with providers. When providing palliative care to marginalized and vulnerable populations, it is critical to hold in mind the encompassing effects that poverty has on a person, as well as the sociopolitical challenges and injustices that people living in poverty experience daily, including during serious illness.

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