Vulnerable and Undeserved Populations
3 PEER REVIEWED references within last 5 years…. 1 from the book Stanhope & Lancaster (2016) Public Health Nursing Population-Centered Health Care in the Community (9th ed) St. Louis:MO: Elsevier Saunders. Chapter 32 and chapter 36
Introduction: Discuss the aspects of your chosen vulnerable population (Ex. people with mental health problems, and who abuse addictive substances.)
2nd paragraph: Discuss the reason why is the group considered vulnerable. see pages 716 and 717 of chapter 32
Discuss what are the most common communicable diseases in this population and why (Ex Hepatitis C, HIV and Cirrhosis) include all 3
Discuss barriers to healthcare and access to care for your vulnerable population. (Ex . no job so no insurance for drug treatment, no ability to pay for halfway house or Rx medications for dual dx such as depression/ anxiety, etc) see chapter 32
Discuss how the issues this group is facing relates to the community/public health nursing.
Examine evidenced based practices that improve health outcomes of the vulnerable population
Use information technology to identify resources that will improve health outcomes of the vulnerable population
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