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Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Acute care case managers are continually challenged with the task of identifying discharge barriers and preparing a discharge plan that facilitates successful recovery and healing. Planning a discharge for a patient that is homeless can be extremely challenging. This MSN Nursing project addresses the complex discharge barriers involved in planning a safe discharge for homeless patients. The project goal was to create a Case Management Resource Algorithm that will organize available community resources to meet the social determinants of health deficits to prevent the progression of disease processes, prevent repeat visits to the emergency room, decrease inpatient admissions, as well as shorten the overall patient length of stay.
Jenkins, Melody, "Case Manager Discharge Planning for Safe Discharge of Homeless Patients" (2022). Master of Science in Nursing Theses and Projects. 53.
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