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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Implementing an Oral Health Intervention for People Experiencing Homelessness in Scotland: A Participant Observation Study
Author(s): Beaton, Laura
Anderson, Isobel
Humphris, Gerry
Rodriguez, Andrea
Freeman, Ruth
Keywords: homeless persons
oral health
delivery of health care
dental health services
Issue Date: 31-Dec-2018
Citation: 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, 6 (4), Art. No.: 68.
Abstract: 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.
DOI Link: 10.3390/dj6040068
Rights: This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).

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