Caring for Vulnerable Populations

Here is a helpful tip sheet about the
Devry NR443 week 3
DQ 1
Caring for Vulnerable Populations (graded)
This week, you are learning about many different vulnerable populations. Choose one vulnerable population.
Briefly describe this vulnerable population.
Discuss several risk factors that may impact health outcomes for this group.
Describe two priorities for community health nurses working with this population.
DQ 2
Assuring Resources for the Vulnerable (graded)
Review the Week 3 Case Study that may be found in Doc Sharing.
Assurance is one of the three core functions of public health. Find a resource in your community (other than WIC) that could assist Mary during her pregnancy. Start by searching the Internet for your local health department’s website. What services do they provide for pregnant women or those with mental health concerns? What about your local welfare office? Do they provide prenatal or mental health services? Are there any service organizations, crisis pregnancy centers, or churches providing help for pregnant women or those experiencing mental health concerns?
Briefly describe the types of services that you found.
Choose one agency and assess this agency in terms of the 4 As. Is it accessible, acceptable, affordable, or available for Mary or other pregnant women that you case-manage?
Devry NR443 week 4
DQ 1
Concerns for the School Nurse (graded)
As the school nurse role evolves, there are increasingly more health concerns for the school nurse. Does the locale make a difference in the problems, or are health problems in children and adolescents universal? In some inner-city areas, violence is a prevalent issue. What do you think are the biggest problems in your areas?

DQ 2

Healthy People Objectives for Community Settings (graded)
The federal government developed Healthy People as a set of national health objectives that are revised every 10 years. These objectives are very specific in order to guide and measure our nation’s progress related to public health.
Please visit http://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/topicsobjectives2020/. Click on a topic area that relates to a community health (CH) setting you are learning about. Click on the green Objectives area in that topic area to choose one Healthy People 2020 numbered objective.
Describe the community health setting of interest (see Chapters 30–33).
Discuss one specific numbered Healthy People 2020 objective (not a goal) related to this community health setting.
How could a community health nurse help this setting meet this objective?
Here is a helpful “Introduction to Healthy People 2020 website” document to aid you in navigating the HP 2020 website.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (2014). Healthy People 2020: 2020 Topics & Objectives. Retrieved from