Healthcare, Mental Health, and Addictions

2018 in review: five hot topics in tropical medicine – Leila Makhani, Aisha Khatib, Antoine Corbeil, Ruwandi Kariyawasam, Hira Raheel, Shareese Clarke, Priyanka Challa, Emma Hagopian, Sumontra Chakrabarti, Kevin L. Schwartz and Andrea K. Boggild: April 2019

Palliative care as a public health issue: understanding disparities in access to palliative care for the homeless population living in Toronto, based on a policy analysis: B. Henry, N. Dosani, L. Huynh, N. Amirault

“Just too busy living in the moment and surviving”: barriers to accessing health care for structurally vulnerable populations at end-of-life: K. I. Stajduhar, A. Mollison, M. Giesbrecht, R. McNeil, B. Pauly, S. Reimer-Kirkham, N. Dosani, B. Wallace, G. Showler, C. Meagher, K. Kvakic, D. Gleave, T. Teal, C. Rose, C. Showler and K. Rounds

When Cancer Hits the Streets: K.I. Stajduhar, A. Mollison, D. Gleave, S.W. Hwang

Homeless People’s Perceptions of Welcomeness and Unwelcomeness in Healthcare Encounters, Stephen Hwang et al, 2007

Mortality among residents of shelters, rooming houses, and hotels in Canada: 11 year follow-up study, Stephen Hwang 2009

Mortality Among Men Using Homeless Shelters in Toronto, Stephen Hwang et al. 2000

Effectiveness of interventions to improve the health and housing status of homeless people: a rapid systematic review, Stephen Hwang et al. 2011

Drug problems among homeless individuals in and relation to health status – Stephen Hwang et al, 2010


Hospitals, clinics, and palliative care units: Place-based experiences of formal healthcare settings by people experiencing structural vulnerability at the end-of-life(Melissa Giesbrechta,Kelli I. Stajduhara, Ashley Mollisona, Bernie Pauly, Sheryl Reimer-Kirkhamd, Ryan McNeile, Bruce Wallaceg, Naheed Dosanih, Caelin Rosea)

People ‘dying unnecessarily’ because of racial bias in Canada’s health-care system, researcher says – Dr. Janet Smylie researches anti-Indigenous racism in Canada’s health-care system and says it’s a major factor in health inequities between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in Canada(Emily Blake · CBC News · Jul 03, 2018)

Doctor hits the road to deliver palliative care to Toronto’s homeless (Kas Roussy · CBC News · Jan 17, 2017)

City budget cuts will harm those most vulnerable (Shaurya Taran, Naheed Dosani – Toronto Star – Dec 19, 2016)

The Cost of Poverty Affects Us All (Gary Bloch – Toronto Star – Dec 6, 2016)

Minding the gap: Access to Palliative Care and the Homeless (Lise Huynh, Blair Henry, Naheed Dosani, BMC Palliative Care)

Understanding community integration in a Housing First approach: Toronto At Home/Chez Soi Community-based Research (Linda Coltman, Susan Gapka, Dawnmarie Harriott, Michael Koo, Jenna Reid, Alex Zsager – June 2015)

Health interventions for people who are homeless (Stephen W. Hwany, Tom Burns – The Lancet – Oct 25, 2014)

Different faces of discrimination: Perceived discrimination among homeless adults with mental illness in healthcare settings (Anna Skosireva, Patricia O’Campo, Suzanne Zerger, Catharine Chambers, Susan Gapka, Vicky Stergiopoulos – BMC Health Services Research – Sept 7, 2014)

Healthcare Utilization, Legal Incidents, and Victimization following Traumatic Brain Injury in Homeless and Vulnerably Housed Individuals: A Prospective Cohort Study (To MJ, OʼBrien K, Palepu A, Hubley AM, Farrell S, Aubry T, Gogosis E, Muckle W, Hwang SW – Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation – March 2014)

A comprehensive assessment of health care utilization among homeless adults under a system of universal health insurance (Stephen W. Hwang, Catharine Chambers, Shirley Chiu, Marko Katic, Alex Kiss, Donald A. Redelmeier, and Wendy Levinson – American Journal of Public Health – December 2013)

High utilizers of emergency health services in a population-based sample of homeless adults (Chambers C, Chiu S, Katic M, Kiss A, Redelmeier DA, Levinson W, Hwang SW – American Journal of Public Health – December 2013)