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Lationships with patients and co workers her worldview was shattered and after losing her job family and house she became homeless herself She reconstructed her life with altered views on homelessness and on the health care system In Catc. There were a few standout sections like a brief one in which Ensign gives a cursory description of the political movements around homelessness on both sides and another in which she describes trying to keep her composure while treating a festering wound It was a semi interesting read but overall I found it lacking on two fronts 1 Ensign s writing did not seem introspective enough about her own experiences and choices I was left with many unanswered uestions regarding her family life the ways she conducted herself with patients and colleagues and her motivations She gives Cliff s Notes on her childhood and family which as they contribute to her own work life and homelessness feel lacking They must have been bigger influences than she shares here 2 There s a big uestion that Ensign touches on in the book but did not explore to my satisfaction and that s the pearls before swine metaphor she brings up

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Catching Homelessness

At the beginning of the homelessness epidemic in the 1980s Josephine Ensign was a young white Southern Christian wife mother and nurse running a new medical clinic for the homeless in the heart of the South Through her work and intense re. Great effort on the overarching policy and other people s story but didn t really delve enough into the titular nurse s story to appease me I felt that there could have been introspection or depth

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Hing Homelessness Ensign reflects on how this work has changed her and how her work has changed through the experience of being homeless providing a piercing look at the homelessness industry nursing and our country s health care safety n. Not sure what I was expecting a road map to homelessness This is an interesting memoir but fell short of my expectation how does one become homeless While several of the vignettes are insightful I was expecting My major take away is we are not making progress Much of what she describes in 1980s Richmond VA is still the case in 2018 Salt Lake Her focus is medical care I would ve like insight into housing and employment If at all interested in homelessness you won t be wasting your time reading this She s a good writer It s a worthwhile book just not what I expected Enjoy


10 thoughts on “Catching Homelessness

  1. says:

    This is 25 stars for me but I’m giving it three starts because of the first 150 pages of the book However I think the title is misleading because this is much much about the true story of Ms Ensign’s experience working in a clinic that served low income and homeless individuals in the mid late 80s That story is interesting well written and raises some great uestions but it is not the story that I think the

  2. says:

    Great effort on the overarching policy and other people's story but didn't really delve enough into the titular nurse's story to appease me I felt that there could have been introspection or depth

  3. says:

    It is hard to review this book as it is a very personal story in many ways That I don't feel I can comment on But the work she did with homeless people her humanity her honesty her struggles in working with this difficult population well I had nothing but admiration for her I was sorry that her struggles with her religion and her marriage caused her the problems that they did She still works in public health a

  4. says:

    There were a few standout sections like a brief one in which Ensign gives a cursory description of the political movements around homelessness on both sides and another in which she describes trying to keep her composure while treating a festering wound It was a semi interesting read but overall I found it lacking on two fronts 1 Ensign's writing did not seem introspective enough about her own experiences and c

  5. says:

    An interesting read but not what I expected The author spends the bulk of the book detailing a free clinic in the late 1980's Her decline into precarious housing is brief and so is the description of how she pulled herself out of it I would have liked to learn about these experiences as well as how her views on homelessness and healthcare

  6. says:

    I found this book both interesting and educational I learned a tremendous amount and was moved by the author's

  7. says:

    15 starsI was very disappointed with this one Firstly the publisher's description claims this book is about a nurse who falls through the safety net becoming homeless after she loses her job family Right from the get go this is just false information Ensign doesn't lose her job she uits She doesn't lose her family she leaves them And to be u

  8. says:

    A very big letdown She did not fall through the safety net She uit her job didn't live with a friend she could have because she was too proud to ask didn't live with her parents when they offered and had apartments though filthy poor ones as well as a shed on her parents' property She was not homeless she was houseless or marginally housed as she puts it Major kudos to her for loving the homeless clientele and being call

  9. says:

    Not sure what I was expecting a road map to homelessness? This is an interesting memoir but fell short of my expectation how does one become homeless While several of the vignettes are insightful I was expecting My major take away is

  10. says:

    I really enjoyed this memoir Parts of it felt a bit disconnected w certain details left out I agree with other reviewers that the title is misleading; there is not much timespace devoted to the author’s specific experience of homelessness I didn’t mind this though and actually enjoyed her writing on her experience as a healthcare provider working in the “business” of the homeless I appreciated Ensign