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Healthcare and supports for homeless and vulnerable populations

This summary of publications has been created for staff at St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne who support homeless and vulnerable people. All resources can be accessed by SVHM staff with their usual login. An EndNote library of these publications is available to SVHM staff on request.

Last update: 18 January 2023

Staff publications - St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne

Congratulations to "our" authors at St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne! Titles with an asterisk* require an SVHM login. 

  1. Heat illness requiring emergency care for people experiencing homelessness: A case study series. English T, Larkin M, Vasquez Hernandez A, Hutton J, Currie J. International Journal of Environmental Research & Public Health [Electronic Resource], 2022, 19(24):09
  2. Examining the health and well-being profile of people experiencing primary homelessness: The social work perspective at a major metropolitan teaching hospital. Lording P, Rushworth K, McNicol H, Braddy L. Australian Health Review, 2022, 46(1):5-11
  3. *Covid-19 and emergency care for adults experiencing homelessness. Miller JP, Phillips G, Hutton J, Mackelprang JL, O'Reilly GM, Mitchell RD, Smith C, Mitra B. Emergency Medicine Australasia, 2020, 32(6):1084-1086
  4. Long-term effects of homelessness on mortality: A 15-year Australian cohort study. Seastres RJ, Hutton J, Zordan R, Moore G, Mackelprang J, Kiburg KV, Sundararajan V. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 2020, 44(6):476-481
  5. *Hard times for homeless people. Improving access to services is essential for giving the homeless a fighting chance. Herrman HE. Medical Journal of Australia, 1996, 165(11-12):629
  6. *Prospective validation of a predictive model that identifies homeless people at risk of re-presentation to the emergency department. Moore G, Hepworth G, Weiland T, Manias E, Gerdtz MF, Kelaher M, Dunt D. Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal, 2012, 15(1):2-13
  7. *Screening for chlamydia trachomatis: Barriers for homeless young people. Henning D, Ryan A, Sanci L, Dunning T. Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing, 2007, 24(3):8-13
  8. *Disability and service use among homeless people living with psychotic disorders. Herrman H, Evert H, Harvey C, Gureje O, Pinzone T, Gordon I. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 2004, 38(11-12):965-974
  9. *The cottage project: Caring for the unwell homeless person. Neate SL, Dent AW. Emergency Medicine, 1999, 11(2):78-83
  10. *Psychiatric disorders in and service use by young homeless people. Reilly JJ, Herrman HE, Clarke DM, Neil CC, McNamara CL. Medical Journal of Australia, 1994, 161(7):429-432

Featured review articles - healthcare interventions for homeless people

Articles from 2020 onwards summarising healthcare interventions for homeless people. Titles marked with an asterisk* require an SVHM login.

Mental health and substance use interventions

Physical health interventions

Featured online books (SVHM staff only)

Featured review articles - access to healthcare, health impact, perspectives

Articles from 2020 onwards summarising healthcare issues for homeless people. Titles marked with an asterisk* require an SVHM login.

Access to healthcare

Health impact of homelessness

Consumer perspective