Seattle writer Josephine Ensign, known for her writing about nursing and about homelessness and for teaching student nurses and writers for many years in our community, celebrates the publication of her much awaited book, Catching Homelessness: A Nurse’s Story of Falling Through the Safety Net. Catching Homelessness, which relates the author’s own story of losing her home and her family after suffering from depression, was chosen as this fall’s University of Washington Health Sciences Common Book.

Currently Josephine is Associate Professor of Community Health at the University of Washington (UW) School of Nursing in Seattle, Washington where she teaches health policy, narrative medicine, and health humanities. She is also Adjunct Associate Professor, UW School of Arts and Sciences, Department of Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies; and Affiliate Faculty, UW Simpson Center for the Humanities Certificate Program in Public Scholarship.

Listen to her conversation with Lee Callahan here:


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