Implementing an oral health intervention for people experiencing homelessness in Scotland : a participant observation study
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Smile4life is an intervention aimed at improving the oral health of people experiencing homelessness in Scotland. The purpose of this research was to determine how this intervention was being translated from guidance into action. Data concerning Smile4life working practices were collected in three NHS Boards using participant observation. Fieldnotes taken during these observations were analysed using content analysis. This analysis revealed that there were working alliances between the oral health practitioner, the Third Sector staff, and the homeless service users, and that these alliances were affected by various barriers and enablers. The observation sessions also highlighted variations in working practices.
Beaton , L , Anderson , I , Humphris , G , Rodriguez , A & Freeman , R 2018 , ' Implementing an oral health intervention for people experiencing homelessness in Scotland : a participant observation study ' , Dentistry Journal , vol. 6 , no. 4 , 68 . https://doi.org/10.3390/dj6040068
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DescriptionThe Smile4life programme was funded by the Scottish Government and National Health Service Boards (grant number: 121.80.4497).
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