Homeless Healthcare: An Overview

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Lecture Overview

In Australia, over 122,000 people are experiencing homelessness on any given night. In this lecture, lawyer and nurse practitioner Angelika Patras provides an overview of health issues encountered by people experiencing homelessness and discusses the various barriers these people face when accessing healthcare.


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Angelika Patras has been a nurse practitioner for 10 years with significant experience in primary healthcare, specifically men’s health, women’s health, sexual health, refugee health, neurodisability and degenerative disorders. She has over 25 years of extensive experience in multiple leadership and clinical roles. Over the course of her diverse career, Angelika has been strongly committed to delivering high professional standards in everything she undertakes. Having completed a Juris Doctor and Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, Angelika's natural progression and interest is in family law, elder abuse, advocacy for vulnerable people, medical negligence and personal injury law. Angelika's current work in personal injury law assists her to get the best possible outcomes for her clients.
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First Published15 August 2023
Updated15 August 2023
15 August 2025
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