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Vulnerable Populations in Current Events Paper
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Health Assessment and Promotion for Vulnerable Population
University of Phoenix

Vulnerable Populations in Current Events Paper

Vulnerability is an important component that nurses need to be familiar with when they’re working with different types of clients from different cultures, values and beliefs. Our jobs as nurses are to be able to identify and enhance the strengths of the patients and community and to help them to choose the right intervention in order to keep a healthy life. Nurses must address issues of vulnerability, because those populations are the most likely to become sick all the time due to the different stressors in their life. Vulnerability can be minor or severe, and as nurses we need to identify and address those different stressors that can cause temporary or permanent damage to our patients. In this paper the author will talk about the article “Gang youth as a vulnerable population for nursing intervention,” which defines a vulnerable population, what barriers may prevent these groups from obtaining needed services, and what the author experiences with vulnerable groups in the author’s own life.
This article refers to our youth gang members from different poor communities, especially Chicago and Los Angeles, where we see a big number of youth involved in gangs. Usually, before these youths join the gang, are already exposed to this type of environment, and most of them come from socially and economically marginalized communities, where alcohol, sex, violence, and drugs are part of their everyday life (Sander, Schneiderman, Loken, Lankenau, & Jackson Bloom, 2009). Some of thes youths have some kind of mental health issues as well, because they’ve been exposed to gang violence. Thus, they are more likely to kill other gang members without any fear. In this article we…...

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