Catching Homelessness

Catching Homelessness

A Nurse's Story of Falling Through the Safety Net

Book - 2016
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Catching Homelessness is the compelling true story of a nurse’s work with—and young adult passage through—homelessness.
At the beginning of the homelessness epidemic in the 1980s, Josephine Ensign was a young, white, Southern, Christian wife, mother, and nurse running a new medical clinic for the homeless in the heart of the South. Through her work and intense relationships with patients and co-workers, her worldview was shattered, and after losing her job, family, and house, she became homeless herself. She reconstructed her life with altered views on homelessness—and on the health care system. In Catching Homelessness, Ensign reflects on how this work has changed her and how her work has changed through the experience of being homeless—providing a piercing look at the homelessness industry, nursing, and our country’s health care safety net.

Publisher: Berkeley, CA :, She Writes Press,, 2016
ISBN: 9781631521171
Characteristics: xvi, 217 pages : 1 portrait ; 22 cm


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Mar 02, 2017

An interesting look at homelessness and NP careers.


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