The Homeless Experience: Clinic Building in a Community Health Discovery-Learning Project
Article first published online: 5 MAY 2007
Public Health Nursing
Volume 6, Issue 2, pages 97–101, June 1989
How to Cite
Turner, S. L., Bauer, G., McNair, E., McNutt, B. and Walker, W. (1989), The Homeless Experience: Clinic Building in a Community Health Discovery-Learning Project. Public Health Nursing, 6: 97–101. doi: 10.1111/j.1525-1446.1989.tb00579.x
- Issue published online: 5 MAY 2007
- Article first published online: 5 MAY 2007
- Article received June 20, 1988 and accepted for publication December 6, 1988.
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The concept of discovery learning is exemplified in this account of four students and their instructor who began and developed a nurse-run clinic for the homeless in a community health project. The students were registered nurses returning for their bachelor's degrees. They experienced frustration at learning the difference between care based on their assessments of patients' needs and care geared to clients' assessments of desired interventions. The journals that they kept reveal self-discovery as well as new respect for other humans. In addition, a new type of community care emerged, which gives all indications of surviving.