Homelessness and Tuberculosis Essay
The epidemiological and social care perspective of tuberculosis plays a major role in the management. Tuberculosis is likely to become more complex as the disease becomes increasingly concentrated in populations which experience poverty, poor access to health and social services These are all factors in which Steven is inflicted by. According to Craig, Booth, Hall, Story, Hayward, Goodburn, and Zumla (2008), a number of social risk factors are associated with management complications and poor treatment outcomes. Alcohol and substance misuse have been associated with extended treatment, prolonged hospital admissions and failure to attend appointments. Steven admitted that his family and he personally regularly smoke marijuana. Steven’s family is financial unable to legally provide for him, as he states that they panhandle and are involved in petty theft to support themselves. He also stated that his family travels quite a bit and live in a renovated bus. These factors could lead to Steven being noncompliant with the medication regimen after his release from juvenile hall.
To increase Steven’s compliance with the medication regimen the nurse