Recent Newspaper & Online Columns by Kate Scannell MD

The imperiled health of homeless people

November 3, 2014

Tags: health and homelessness, cancer and homelessness, Margot Kushel, Michele, Deanie Hubbell, Women's Cancer Resourcse Center, Lancet, medical respite model

By Kate Scannell, MD, Syndicated Columnist
First published in print: 11/02/2014

“The bottom line," she says, "is that I'm dying."

Michele's words are not merely philosophical speculation about our universal human condition. Rather, she speaks from her painfully acute personal circumstances that are shaped by her advanced cancer and her inability to access life-sustaining treatment -- treatment that remains beyond her reach because she is homeless. (more…)

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