Factors Affecting Vulnerability And Assessment Of Needs
This week’s second discussion forum will focus on two selected groups:
Vulnerable mothers and children
People affected by alcohol and substance abuse
Review the video segments titled “Premature Babies: Risks and Costs” (Vulnerable Mothers and Children group) –
*Leak, C., & Appleby, D. (Producer & Director). (2008). Babyland: Infant mortality in Memphis, TN [News documentary]. United States: ABC News. *
and “Social Cost of Alcohol Abuse” (People Affected by Alcohol and Substance Abuse group)- https://vimeo.com/180192793
*Information Television Network, Inc., (2014). Hope for the Alcoholic: Scientific Breakthroughs. http://www.itvisus.com/programs/hbhm/episode_1702_hope_for_the_alcoholic.asp
For each segment, select three specific factors from Chapter 2 (e.g., age, gender, culture, ethnicity, education, and income) that are present.
Discuss how these factors relate to the group’s vulnerability.
Based on the selected factors, assess the health care needs that can be inferred for each group. Discuss which approach(es) to care from Chapter 4, Section 4.1 (i.e., preventive, treatment, or long term), might help address them.
Your initial contribution should be 250 to 300 words in length. Your research and claims must be supported by your course text and at least one other scholarly source. Use proper APA formatting for in-text citations and references as outlined.