The purpose of this paper is to identify and assess a vulnerable population in your community. You will also describe one community health problem that impacts this vulnerable group. This problem must be one that a community health nurse could positively impact.
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Based on your community assessment, including your windshield survey and the assessment information from your discussions, identify one aggregate or vulnerable population in your community that faces a community health problem. See units five (5) and six (6) in your Nies and McEwen text for examples of vulnerable populations and aggregates. Your community must be the area where you live or work.
Introduction (one paragraph): The introduction should be interesting and capture the reader’s attention.
Provide a brief description of your community including the city name and state and key features.
Briefly introduce one vulnerable population that you identified in your assessment.
Discuss the purpose of your paper. The purpose statement of the paper should relate to assessing this vulnerable population in your community.
Vulnerable Population Overview (one to two paragraphs):
Describe one vulnerable group in your community in greater detail.
Include your observations about this group from the windshield survey.
Discuss events or trends that have affected this vulnerable group such as economic conditions, trends in health related behaviors or disease rates, etc.
Strengths, Risk Factors, and/or Barriers (two to three paragraphs):
Discuss the strengths, risk factors, and/or barriers that impact this vulnerable population’s health.