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The Precariat: A Forgotten and Emerging Class

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The Precariat is a socioeconomic class that live extremely precarious lives due to job insecurity, financial instability, and lack of ability to prepare for the future. This class falls through the cracks of the present system; a system that is

The Precariat is a socioeconomic class that live extremely precarious lives due to job insecurity, financial instability, and lack of ability to prepare for the future. This class falls through the cracks of the present system; a system that is failing to identify and support the true struggling working class. Many of these workers just barely miss the financial cut off for government assistance programs (e.g LIHEAP and SNAP) or may be unaware of all the resources available to them. A citizen of the Precariat can possess a variety of characteristics. This class is thought to be divided into three factions with unique dimensions. There is a collective mentality and pressure to accept unstable labor; thus, why there is no occupational or demographic identity of the Precariat. The three factions can be titled as follows: atavists, progressives, and nostalgics. These titles reflect the differentiating traits and attitudes of each faction.

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2019-05

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Data Management and Technology Avoidance in a Free Clinic

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Capturing and presenting high-quality data can be challenging for free clinics due to lack of resources and technology avoidance. If free clinics are unable to present impactful data to current and potential donors, this may limit funding and restrict care

Capturing and presenting high-quality data can be challenging for free clinics due to lack of resources and technology avoidance. If free clinics are unable to present impactful data to current and potential donors, this may limit funding and restrict care provided to underserved and vulnerable populations. The following is a quality improvement project which addresses utilization of information systems within a free clinic. For one month, volunteer providers completed appointment summary forms for each patient seen in the clinic. Electronic form submissions (E=110) were compared to paper form submissions (P=196), with quality of data determined by form completeness scores. Welch’s t-test was used to determine statistical significance between electronic and paper form completeness scores (E=9.7, P=8.5) (p < .001). Findings suggest that utilization of electronic data collection tools within a free clinic produce more complete and accurate data. Barriers associated with technology utilization in this under-resourced environment were substantial. Findings related to overcoming some of these barriers may be useful for future exploration of health information technology utilization in under-resourced and technology avoidant settings. Results warrant future investigation of the relationship between quality of free clinic data, information management systems, provider willingness to utilize technology and funding opportunities in free clinics.

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2021-04-24

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Humans of SHOW: The Use of Narrative Medicine to Promote Healing and Decrease Stigmatization For Elders Experiencing Homelessness in the Downtown Phoenix Area

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Students from Student Health Outreach for Wellness (SHOW) partnered with Justa Center in Downtown Phoenix, Arizona to interview 10 elders (age 55+) experiencing homelessness. The approach used was narrative medicine with purposes of 1) demonstrate empathy and awareness for the

Students from Student Health Outreach for Wellness (SHOW) partnered with Justa Center in Downtown Phoenix, Arizona to interview 10 elders (age 55+) experiencing homelessness. The approach used was narrative medicine with purposes of 1) demonstrate empathy and awareness for the needs of individuals experiencing homelessness, 2) decrease negative stigmatization surrounding these individuals, and 3) use narrative medicine to promote healing of their traumas. The project's results include 30 social media posts for Instagram and Facebook and an approximately 50 minute film featuring all 10 interviews.

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2022-05

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Humans of SHOW: The Use of Narrative Medicine to Promote Healing and Decrease Stigmatization For Elders Experiencing Homelessness in the Downtown Phoenix Area

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Students from Student Health Outreach for Wellness (SHOW) partnered with Justa Center in Downtown Phoenix, Arizona to interview 10 elders (age 55+) experiencing homelessness. The approach used was narrative medicine with purposes of 1) demonstrate empathy and awareness for the

Students from Student Health Outreach for Wellness (SHOW) partnered with Justa Center in Downtown Phoenix, Arizona to interview 10 elders (age 55+) experiencing homelessness. The approach used was narrative medicine with purposes of 1) demonstrate empathy and awareness for the needs of individuals experiencing homelessness, 2) decrease negative stigmatization surrounding these individuals, and 3) use narrative medicine to promote healing of their traumas. The project results include 30 social media posts for Instagram and Facebook and an approximately 50 minute film featuring all 10 interviews.

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2022-05