Caring for Vulnerable Populations

Week 3 Discussion: Caring for Vulnerable Populations (graded)
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This week’s discussion relates to the following Course Outcomes (COs).
CO 3: Plan prevention and population-focused interventions for vulnerable populations using professional clinical judgment and evidence-based practice. (PO 4 and 8)
CO 4: Evaluate the delivery of care for individuals, families, aggregates, and communities based on theories and principles of nursing and related disciplines. (PO 1)
Review the Week 3 Case Studies by opening the links below.
Child Abuse Case Study
(Links to an external site.)
Senior with Dementia Case Study
(Links to an external site.)
Maternal Child/Developmental and Mental Illness Case Study
(Links to an external site.)
Choose one of the three attached case studies, and reflect on the vulnerable population that the case study portrays.
Identify which case you chose.
Discuss several risk factors that may impact health outcomes for the vulnerable population in your case study.
Identify one agency in your community that can assist this vulnerable group and assess this agency in terms of the 4 A’s (see the lesson). Discuss each of the A’s separately to assess accessibility, acceptability, affordability, and availability for this population.

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