Dedicated Spaces in Nurse-led Primary Care Clinics: A Localised Solution for Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside

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Proposal for telehealth spaces in nurse practitioner-led clinics in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, created for LIBR 559A with Dr. Kevin Day.

Telehealth Spaces in Nurse Practitioner-led Clinics [Google Doc Link]

Executive Summary

This proposal for a nurse practitioner-led clinic utilizing private space for virtual appointments with physicians aims to suggest a solution that provides compassionate and timely primary care to the houseless and precariously housed in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES). This proposal places itself in the broader contexts of British Columbia’s physician shortage, the limitations of device and internet access for the unstably housed, and in the localised context of the DTES itself.

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