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Master Thesis

De l’occupation à l’amélioration de la santé des personnes sans domicile fixe

Abstract : From occupation to health improvement of homeless people. Objective : Social, material, cultural and environmental factors contribute to the determinants of health. This study tried to understand how the situation of homeless people was unfair in terms of occupation and global health. Method : The study conducted was qualitative and descriptive. It is similar to a phenomenological approach. The interview grid was developed by using of the Person - Environment - Occupation model, the concept of community approach and occupational injustice. Three people were interviewed directly on the street. Results : The study showed that the participants had made a life choice or that they had experienced a traumatic event which led them to a precarious situation. The three participants shared common characteristics : they beg in the streets, they are not accompanied by other professionals or they are not satisfied with their support, they have good relationships with their entourage and have no life project for the future. Conclusion : Significant injustices were identified in the study, related to employment but also to leisure, which concentrated a restricted set of activities. The lack of access to the determinants of health deprives homeless people of an optimal health. It seems appropriate for the occupational therapist to intervene with this population to help them to improve their health and achieve a personal project.
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Ornella Krifi. De l’occupation à l’amélioration de la santé des personnes sans domicile fixe. Médecine humaine et pathologie. 2019. ⟨dumas-02374423⟩



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