(Answered) NR443 Week 3: Caring for Vulnerable Populations

This week’s discussion relates to the following Course Outcomes (COs).

  • CO3: Plan prevention and population-focused interventions for vulnerable populations using professional clinical judgment and evidence-based practice. (POs 4 and 8)
  • CO4: Evaluate the delivery of care for individuals, families, aggregates, and communities based on theories and principles of nursing and related disciplines. (PO 1)

Review the Week 3 Case Studies by opening the links below.

Child Abuse Case Study (Links to an external site.)

Senior with Dementia Case Study (Links to an external site.)

Maternal Child/Developmental and Mental Illness Case Study (Links to an external site.)

Choose one of the three attached case studies, and reflect on the vulnerable population that the case study portrays.

  • Identify which case you chose.
  • Discuss several risk factors that may impact health outcomes for the vulnerable population in your case study.
  • Identify one agency in your community that can assist this vulnerable group and assess this agency in terms of the 4 A’s (see the lesson). Discuss each of the A’s separately to assess accessibility, acceptability, affordability, and availability for this population.


According to Braveman and Gottlieb (2014), vulnerable populations typically rely upon the community when it comes to all aspects of their wellness and wellbeing. The selected case for this discussion is that one of Marissa, a 15-year-old, who is pregnant with her first child. From the case study, it is with no doubt that Marissa and her mother need adequate support and education regarding parenting and proper forms of discipline. The vulnerable population, in this case, is children. There are risk factors that affect the health outcomes of children that are applicable in this case. However, the main ones include poverty, availability of social support networks, and literacy levels. In terms of poverty, Nies and McEwen (2015) argue that low income makes it hard for parents to provide basic needs for the children, which may lead to poor health outcomes such as malnutrition. Please click the icon below to purchase full solution at $10