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Lee, Tsz Ying
Department of Journalism

15 Min
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Heart Without a Home

Since a year ago, Ryle, a doctor volunteer, began to visit communities on a regular basis to do medical checking and evaluation for homeless people. These doctor volunteers would go to the communities twice a week. After the checking, homeless people in need would visit the public clinics with a referral letter from the volunteer doctor. The social workers then help them make medical appointments and see a doctor. Ryle points out that homeless people tend to neglect or ignore their health problem due to their hard lives. | Uncle Zau, a 68-year-old man, has been homeless for about two years and without a job. He was injured when he was working at a construction site. Assuming that the wound would heal itself, he did not go and see a doctor. Ryle has met a lot of homeless people in need of medical treatment. It was common for them to suffer from foot ulcer…| 70-year-old Uncle Choi has been unwell since 10 years ago. Recently, he was injured in a traffic accident and had four surgeries on his feet. He still needs to undergo orthopedics treatments. Tommy, a social worker, has been following up on Uncle Choi's situation and helping him with scheduling medical appointments. Tommy talks about the jobs and responsibilities of a social worker and his role. Uncle Choi's hygiene condition is not good and he hasn't been treated well when he was at the hospital. | Volunteering doctor Leo has multiple jobs but still regularly visits communities to care for the homeless. He talks about his experience of visiting the homeless...


Lee, Tsz Ying. (2018). 照顧流落的心靈. Retrieved from HKBU Heritage:

Lee, Tsz Ying. "照顧流落的心靈". HKBU Heritage. HKBU Library, 2018. Web. 13 Nov. 2019.

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