‘Don't Torture the Already Tormented': Recognizing the Humanity of Single Men Staying in Emergency Shelter

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Title ‘Don't Torture the Already Tormented': Recognizing the Humanity of Single Men Staying in Emergency Shelter
Creator Taylor Marie Winsness Johnson
Subject Dignity; worth; human-rights; service provision; emergency shelter; solicited diaries; participant observation; homeless; MACL
Description The purpose of this study was to understand the experiences of single men receiving services from an emergency shelter in the intermountain west. Using participant observation and solicited diaries from seven participants, findings highlighted the impact of unpredictable service treatment through unreliable and inconsistent services, the negligence of men's safety and security, staff preferences and personalities, favoritism and relationships, and a need for respect. Findings showed a lack of recognition of men's worth, dignity, and humanity, which needs to be addressed by organizations and improved upon by taking a human rights-based approach to service provision.
Publisher Westminster College
Date 2021-05
Type Text; Image
Language eng
Rights Management Digital Copyright 2021, Westminster College. All rights Reserved.
ARK ark:/87278/s62004fm
Setname wc_ir
Date Created 2021-06-28
Date Modified 2021-06-28
ID 1703757
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s62004fm
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