Homeless Population

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Homelessness can be defined as one who does not have a permanent residence. Many Americans in today’s society believe that homelessness only occurs in certain socioeconomic groups. Many people do not imagine being homeless as they work towards living the “American Dream”, working hard to obtain an education or a job so that they can afford to provide for themselves and their family. However, homelessness can happen to anyone regardless of their social status, educational and cultural background, and ethnicity. It may be secondary to a number of reasons which “vary greatly” such as prolonged or mental illness, unemployment, domestic violence or spousal abuse (DeChesnay & Anderson, 2012, p.485). As a result, homeless individuals find themselves unable to provide or obtain adequate food and water, leading to poor health.
Outline
A. Introduction
i. Thesis Statement ii. Definition of Homelessness iii. Factors resulting in homelessness iv. Outcome of homelessness
B. Body
i. Socioeconomic Factors ii. Education iii. Ethnicity iv. Cultural Background
C. Conclusion

In conclusion, homelessness is a very realistic situation that can occur among any member of today’s society. Like illness, homelessness does not discriminate against any particular social, mental, educational, or ethnic background. Inability to provide adequate food and shelter, or even manage their health, results in higher hospitalization rates. Unfortunately, their poor health results in their inability to maintain consistent employment. Therefore, it’s like a merry-go-round for some individuals who are really attempting “secure employment, housing, and health care” (DeChesnay & Anderson, 2012, p. 484).

DeChesnay, M. & Anderson, B.A. (Eds.). (2012). Caring for the vulnerable: Perspectives in nursing theory, practice, and research (3rd ed.). Sudbury, MA: Jones and…...

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