Mar 12, 2020
At the end of the day, have you
made the world a little better? My guess is that you have, even if
only in a small way. That’s certainly true of today’s guest, Dan
Bissell, MD. Dan is co-founder of Portland Street Medicine, a
medically focused non-profit dedicated to caring for the homeless.
What’s unique about the care delivered is that it happens in the
austere environment of homeless camps, underpasses, and street
corners. In this episode, Dan and I cover what a day of the street
medicine team looks like, how his group started, and how street
care has impacted his everyday medical practice.
- What it means to follow your
- The best medicine is tangerines
and socks. .
- The goal of Portland Street Medicine [07:15]
- Working in an environment with
constrained resources. [11:55]
- Design thinking
- Portland Street Medicine origin
- Homeless communities are
complex, heterogeneous, vibrant, and cohesive.
- The secret sauce to success of
Portland Street Medicine.[28:18]
- Portland Street Medicine serves
three populations [29:00]
- Utility of the
- The case of Susannah
- The homeless are at a minimum
ignored and at a maximum shunned. [40:50]
- Getting to know the homeless
has reformed Dan's thinking about how we structure health care.
- Ask some honest
- Slow down, find joy.
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