NUR 235 Homeless Population Risk Factors

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NUR 235 Homeless Population Risk Factors

 

The best way to understand what life is like for someone else is to talk to that person. In this course, you are required to interview both a professional who works with a vulnerable population and a person who is a part of that vulnerable population. In this assignment, you are required to research risk factors related to the vulnerable population you chose to gain a better understanding of issues an individual in the population may face. You are also required to develop a list of talking points for approval by your facilitator prior to the interviews you will be conducting.

Upon successful completion of these activities, you will be able to:

Identify risk factors related to a vulnerable population group.

Develop talking points for a successful interview.

Resources

Textbook: Public Health Nursing: Population-centered Health Care in the Community

File: Conducting Successful Interviews.pptx

File: Example paper for the WS 1 Risk Factors and Questions Assignment

Background Information

Whenever you hear the word, “vulnerable,” what vulnerable population is of concern to you?

Examples of vulnerable populations include:

the homeless

the uninsured

the underinsured

the poor

pregnant adolescents

migrant workers

immigrants

individuals who have a history of abuse

victims of violence

persons who are HIV positive or have sexually transmitted infections

the mentally ill

drug addicts/alcoholics

Other populations may be appropriate; check with your facilitator if there is another issue you would like to research.

Instructions

Review the rubric to make sure you understand the criteria for earning your grade.

Review the index in Public Health Nursing: Population-centered Health Care in the Community and identify the chapter that discusses your chosen vulnerable population. Read that chapter in the textbook.

Review peer-reviewed articles in OCLS related to the vulnerable population that you have chosen.

Download and view the PowerPoint file Conducting Successful Interviews.pptx.

Review Example Paper for the WS 1 Risk Factors and Questions Assignment

Create a Word document that includes the following:

A minimum of 10 risk factors faced by members of the vulnerable population you have chosen. These risk factors can be either the factors that caused the vulnerability or can be factors that the people may experience as a result of being a member of the specific vulnerable population.

Write two to three sentences explaining how this risk factor affects the vulnerable population.

List a minimum of 12 interview questions for a professional who works with members of the vulnerable population. Questions should be open-ended, sensitive, and non-confrontational. There will be a one deduction per yes/no, short answer, or confrontational question.

List a minimum of 12 interview questions for a member of the vulnerable population. Questions should be open-ended, sensitive, and non-confrontational. There will be a one deduction per yes/no, short answer, or confrontational question.

A minimum of three professional sources are required to support the risk factors identified in this vulnerable population group. Your textbook may be used as one of these professional sources.