Guiding Principles of Venice Family Clinic’s Street Medicine Program
The following principles guide our program’s individual and collective work with unsheltered people:
- Do no harm.
- Practice good medicine.
- Use a multidisciplinary team approach.
- Show compassion, grace and humility.
- Instill hope.
- Address tri-morbidity.
- Build trust with consistency, reliability and healthy boundaries.
- Communicate in a direct manner.
- Act with patience and persistence.
- Never give up on anyone.