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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by tmdexter, Oct 13, 2008.

  1. tmdexter

    tmdexter Welcome New Poster


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    Hi all :D

    I am a second year student of Podiatry seeking information for a presentation i would like to give, on the role of the podiatrists in the care of the homeless, any information would be of great use.


    Regards Tracy (student pod)
     
  2. twirly

    twirly Well-Known Member

    Hi Tracy,

    :welcome: to Podiatry Arena.

    Have you decided if your presentation is covering one specific country eg. England, or are you fact finding about the provision of Podiatry to the homeless globally?

    I Googled & found lots of information:

    http://sanixhu.blogspot.com/2007/11/homeless-people-placement-hastings.html

    (lots more information available). I Googled: 'Podiatry for the homeless.'

    I believe Crisis at Christmas run an annual event including Podiatry. It may be worth contacting them directly for more information.

    There is a contact no. on their web site: http://www.crisis.org.uk/

    Regards,

    Mandy
     
  3. tmdexter

    tmdexter Welcome New Poster

    Hi Mandy

    Thank you for the websites they are of great help, on my travels i also found a magazine called The Pavement which has a regular feature written by a Podiatrists and is extremely informative.

    I had decided to focus the presentation specifically in the UK, however, i think the examiners might want to see that i have looked at the bigger picture, as homelessness is global not just specific to the UK. I also wanted to discuss the importance of screening and engagement if i have time as the presentation is only 10mins, thank god, as i have never given a presentation before (AAAAHHH) will need breathing techniques and alcohol to get me through.

    Thanks Mandy

    Tracy
     
  4. admin

    admin Administrator Staff Member

    You might want to check the threads we have here on the topic of homeless
     
  5. twirly

    twirly Well-Known Member

    Hi again Tracy,

    Top tip: Remain calm, those you are presenting to want you to do well. Practise before on family & friends (my family & friends know every presentation I have ever done off by heart) :D
    Pick some friendly faces around the room and use them to give you a confidence boost.

    A few deep breaths & no alcohol ( a clear head will give you confidence). All the very best. I'm sure you'll do fine.

    Mandy
     
  6. Heather J Bassett

    Heather J Bassett Well-Known Member

    Hi, just remember you will know your subject better than MOST if not ALL athe people present.:D
    So relax and enjoy sharing a topic you know well and are passionate about;)
    Forget the alcohol or they may mistake you for one of the homeless:dizzy:

    Good Luck.
     
  7. tmdexter

    tmdexter Welcome New Poster

    Great presentation tips, and the alcohol has been replaced with my good friend chocolate, as i want to be able to communicate, and have a clear head.

    Thanks once again for the websites.

    Tracy
     
  8. Heather J Bassett

    Heather J Bassett Well-Known Member

    EXCELLENT!
    AGAiN GOOD LUCK.

    Cheers
     
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