A Nurse's Story of Falling Through the Safety NetPaperback - 2016
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
Branch Call Number: HV4506.R53 E57 2016x
Characteristics: xvi, 217 pages : 1 portrait ; 22 cm