Gimme More Than Shelter

Naheed Dosani, MD

Palliative care for people experiencing homelessness.

The pressures that force people to live insecurely often begin far before the day they lose their homes. Physician Naheed Dosani believes that delivering palliative care to those on the street or in shelters requires understanding and treating the full person behind their immediate circumstances. Radical in its simplicity but terrifically hard to do in models centered on disease, Naheed’s work challenges us to reform our systems so we may restore the relationship between compassion and care.

About the Speaker

Naheed Dosani, MD, is a palliative care physician who cares for homeless and vulnerably housed individuals with dignity and compassion, whether in a shelter or on the street. While still in residency, Naheed created the Palliative Education and Care for the Homeless (PEACH) program to deliver community-based, trauma-informed palliative care 24/7—at shelters and on the streets—using a first-of-its-kind mobile unit.