Research Database

Homeless Veterans And Their Unfair Plight In Contemporary America

A 10 page research paper examining some of the problems faced both by homeless veterans and the agencies and individuals trying to provide these veterans with real assistance. In 1994, the number of homeless veterans was estimated to be at more than 250,000. The Vietnam veterans are the first to have had to experience a full-fledged guerilla war and its associated atrocities, and they are the first to been poorly received upon returning home. Many have developed a deep mistrust for any government agency, including the VA that makes a true effort to help them improve their lives, but workers who were formerly homeless veterans themselves have had success in helping some of those currently still homeless. Bibliography lists approximately 8 sources.

Homeless Veterans

A 10 page discussion of the problems confronting social workers who are attempting to meet the needs of homeless veterans. The author provides statistics quantifying the problem and assesses the various types of attempts that have been made to address it. Emphasis is place on interviewing techniques that allow the needs of the individuals to be most adequately addressed. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

Homeless Veterans with PTSD

A 15 page research paper that discusses this topic. This examination of literature specifically examines the target population homeless veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), what this entails, and the role of the nurse educator in addressing the needs of this population. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

Homeless Veterans Suffering From PTSD

A 10 page research paper that discusses the situation, diagnosis and treatment of homeless vets with PTSD. Bibliography lists 13 sources.

Social Services & The Homeless Mentally Ill

A 7 page research paper discussing the severely mentally ill person who is also homeless. The specific question posed was: what services are most needed and how best to provide those services? The paper is divided into these sections: introduction, including statistics on homeless population; who is homeless; and reaching out to the homeless mentally ill person. Extensive bibliography is included.

VA Pittsburgh Healthcare And Uninsured

This 8 page paper discusses the issue of Americans who have no health insurance and provides statistics, including number of veterans in the nation without insurance. The paper explains why some veterans could not access health care through the VA. The paper discusses the costs of treating uninsured patients and how that cost is paid. The writer offers five recommendations to the Veterans Administration Pittsburgh Healthcare System to mitigate increasing costs of treating uninsured patients. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

Proposal Paper: Veterans Affairs Benefits

6 pages in length. The main thing on the minds of every soldier coming home from military conflict is to realign themselves with the lives they left behind. Work, friends, home life, familial relationships – all of these and more require a great measure of readjustment for veterans whose entire existence has centered upon war. Even those without any battle-related encumbrances - such as mental, physical or emotional injuries – still need help assimilating back into the society they left behind in order to protect. Veterans Affairs (VA) has been an instrumental force in providing much-needed education, home loans, pensions, medical care, life insurance and vocational rehabilitation for both the veteran and his/her family, however, as beneficial as VA has been in helping veterans piece their collective lives back together with such assistance, the system has become so overloaded that more and more veterans are going without benefits they are qualified to receive. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Those Who Have Homes vs. Homeless

In 3 pages the author compares and contrasts the daily lives of the homeless with daily lives of those who have homes.

Analyzing the Homeless / Why Don't They Just Get a Job?

An 8 page research paper which looks at the reality of being homeless as shown in Down on Their Luck: A Study of Homeless Street People by David Snow and Leon Anderson (1993). This work reveals that the stereotypical images of the homeless as either lazy or mentally disturbed are completely false and offers empirically based research results that paint a far different picture. No additional sources cited.

Paths to Homelessness: A Research Methodology

This 6 page paper outlines a project that focuses on the homeless and the underlying reasons that people become homeless. This project is based on the general assumption that it is possible to develop programming to improve conditions for the homeless. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Being Homeless and What Defines an American Today

A 7 page paper which focuses on the homeless to define an American living in 2006, illustrating how the homeless portray American ideals, and considers the struggle to survive through contemporary articles and literary/artistic media (a speech, memoir of a homeless person, and two poems). Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Nursing and the Homeless

A 7 page paper arguing that the lack of access to health care for the homeless and poor is often the fault of health care professionals. Using national studies that show the impact that the lack of health care has on homeless populations, the writer attempts to connect this discrepancy with attitudes of hospital staff and administrators. The writer also provides an account of a number of programs that have attempted to meet the needs of the homeless in spite of irresponsible hospitals. Bibliography lists 7 sources.


This 8 page paper provides an example study on deviance in respect to the homeless. Several New York homeless are interviewed in this illustration of how information should be gathered. Examples of actual homeless situations are noted in a section which reports on relevant published materials. The actual situations are compared with the example interviews. Subcultural variables are discussed, and reasons for homelessness are noted. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

World War II Veterans in College and Vietnam War Veterans in College - A Comparison

This 5 page report discusses the experiences of World War II veterans when they returned home and went to college and that of the Vietnam veterans. The 1950s were years of prosperity and family-centered values. Large numbers of returning WWII veterans attended college, pursued careers and got married and had children. Undeniably, the Vietnam veterans returned to a very different nation that was not particularly grateful for their service. They returned to a world in which society’s values had changed and their own lives had been inexorably altered. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Homeless Youth in Vancouver, B.C.

This 5 page paper discusses some of the issues surrounding the homeless young people in Vancouver, B.C. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Innovative Treatment For PTSD Patients

A 9 page paper. This essay explains what post-traumatic stress disorder is, the numbers of veterans who have been diagnosed, the different sets of symptoms, and how nurses can help these patients. The second part focuses on programs for PTSD veterans in the state of New Mexico. One residential program is explained and the statewide programs launched last year are identified. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

A Critical Analysis Of The Impact Of Current Health Care Policy On Homelessness

This 14 page paper examines the policy development in the UK regarding the health issues and the homeless. The paper includes a discussion on the extent of the problem and inequality which exists in terms of the provision and access to healthcare for homeless people. The policies which have been put into place are discussed, along with the results of the policies the implications, the role of the different actors and the wider policy implications. The bibliography cites 18 sources.

Elliot Liebow/ Plight of Homeless Women

A 5 page analysis of Elliot Liebow's book, Tell Them Who I Am: The Lives of Homeless Women, in which Liebow chronicles the stories of homeless women with sensitivity and considerable insight. No additional sources cited.

Women Veterans

A 3 page paper discussing “Women Veterans: America’s forgotten Heroines,” by June A. Willenz. The book is discussed in terms of its relationship to the contributions women have made, or the influence they have had, on the National Defense. Willenz discusses many different instances concerning women in the military, ranging from early colonial times to the war in Vietnam. Her emphasis is on the issues surrounding women veterans and benefits available to them. No additional sources provided.

The Level of Health Care Received By Veterans:

This 7 page paper examines issues of health care concern within the general population which also affect veterans as well as health care issues which specifically impact veterans. This paper explores the problems associated with the VA health care system and the reasons for the existance of those problems, namely the lack of funding. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

The Best Years of Our Lives

A 4 page research paper on this award-winning film from the 1940s concerning the difficulties of adjustment to civilian life faced by returning World War II veterans. The writer demonstrates how this was one of the first films to offer a realistic depiction of the way in which war impacts the lives of the soldiers. Most notable is the way in which the character of a disabled veteran is handled. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

The Benefits of Hiring Veterans Suffering from PTSD

This is a 5 page paper that provides an overview of veterans with PTSD. The legal requirements employers face when hiring such individuals, as well as the benefits of hiring veterans are explored. Bibliography lists 5 sources.


This essay examines tuberculosis among the homeless, the history of the disease, causes among the homeless and how some programs have worked to check the disease and prevent it from spreading. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Sociology: Homelessness

5 pages in length. With the 1980's nationwide estimates of total homeless population ranging "from 2-3 million for advocacy groups and social scientific estimates of 300,000-500,000" (Hewitt, 1996, p. 431), it is clear to see how there is much more to the notion of homelessness than merely a collection of social deviants. The writer provides insight and statistics to the homeless problem. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Homelessness In the US

This 4 page paper looks at the problems of the homeless in the US. The paper defines the level of the problems the consequences of homeless and argues the solution has to be increased funding and political intervention to provide more low cost housing. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

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