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posted on 2023-07-24, 13:04 authored by Laura Cullen

 A 44-year-old Traveller woman who has been a ‘street drinker’ for many years. She has seizures and serious injuries from falling out of bed and down stairs. She has suffered brain damage as a result of the falls. This woman is very ill, blood pressure rises dangerously high with vomiting. When dehydration occurs she requires hospitalisation for IV fluids. She is unable to care for herself and is currently living in a hostel with a carer. ‘Homelessness, Health and the Case for an Intermediate Care Centre’



The original article is available at Part of the RCSIsmj collection 2008-9

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Cullen L. Health and homelessness: an Irish perspective. RCSIsmj. 2009;2(1):49-51

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  • Undergraduate Research


RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences


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