Prescribing medications to individuals who are homeless is challenging. Factors that complicate prescribing include lack of trust in the provider; being on the street without shelter; issues of theft and loss of medications; frequent relocation; mental illness, substance abuse, or other health issues; lack of outreach activities and resources; and lack of family and social support. This webinar will address strategies to overcome these factors. Topics of engaging homeless clients in treatment, helping people to feel empowered in decision-making regarding taking medication, assisting people to adhere to medication regimes, and maintaining long-standing relationships with patients will be outlined. Case studies illustrating teaching points will be emphasized.
The presenters will address the following learning objectives:
- To appreciate the challenges involved in prescribing medication to individuals who are homeless.
- To identify strategies in overcoming barriers to safely and effectively prescribing medication to individuals who are homeless.
- To recognize the value of alliance building with individuals who are homeless to improve delivery of primary care and psychiatric treatment.
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