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1

vulnerability

  • condition in which individuals or gorups are highly susceptible to harm
  • means "to wound" in latin
  • can be vulnerable socially, personally, financially, environmentally, etc.

2

vunerable populations

  • infants/children
  • elders
  • very sick
  • pregnant women
  • mentally ill
  • poverty
  • homeless
  • prisoners

3

disenfranchisement

  • refers to a feeling of separation from mainstream society
  • individual does not have an emotional connection w/ any particular group or with society in general

4

victimization

  • victim blaming has become part of the outlook on care for the poor
  • victim blaming may relieve society from assuming responsibility for environmental issues and issues surrounding the delivery of health services

5

powerlessness and finances

  • poverty is common among vulnerable groups
  • vulnerable groups lack control over critical financial resources

6

children and adolescents in poverty

  • inc risk of chronic dz
  • trauma induced injuries
  • developmental delays
  • poor nutrition
  • inadequate immunizations
  • iron deficiency anemia
  • higher incidence of URIs
  • concentration difficulties/absenteeism from school

7

elders as a vulnerable population

  • fixed income
  • live alone
  • chronic health problems
  • transportation
  • nutrition

8

underrepresented ethnic groups

  • Hmong
  • years of education
  • lower socioeconomic status 
  • limited access to care

9

2 types of poverty

  • generational poverty: being in poverty for 2 generations
  • situational poverty: shorter time, caused by a circumstance

10

TANF

  • temporary assistance for needy families
    • federal
    • requires employment
    • temporary

11

2 things to get you out of poverty

  • relationships: who they know
  • education: help them develop a skill