Enlisting people who live homeless and people who manage health services in practice research

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This collaborative research explores the low uptake of health services and the poor health of people who live homeless in a rural coastal community.
The research uses an inclusive methodology, inviting two groups (health managers and homeless people) to participate as co-researchers: in data production, data analysis, writing and reporting.
Initial findings suggest that distrust of wider society and of health practitioners contributes to the low use of health services.
The participant co-researchers who live homeless reveal a sophisticated analysis at both the psychological and the socio-political levels.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 22 May 2017
EventInternational Conference on Practice Research 2017 - The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China
Duration: 22 May 201724 May 2017
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ConferenceInternational Conference on Practice Research 2017
Abbreviated titleRecognising Diversity, Developing Collaboration, Building Networks
CityHong Kong
OtherWe are delighted that the 4th International Conference on Practice Research (ICPR2017) will be held in Hong Kong, where practice research is just beginning to emerge. More than 250 participants from over 30 countries are involved in more than 150 presentations for this conference, which is carrying the theme “Recognising Diversity, Developing Collaboration, Building Networks”. You can expect constructive knowledge exchange between researchers and practitioners in disciplines other than social work, particularly those from health sciences, psychology, sociology and social policy, and among others. You can also expect to meet colleagues who work across sectors in academia, government, and non-governmental organisations and foundations. We have arranged sharing spaces on Level 12 of the Jockey Club Innovation Tower specifically for attendees to interact with one another.
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