Leading the Care of Vulnerable & Marginalized Populations
Dr. Rebecca C. Lee
This course will explore the interplay between vulnerability, health status, health care access and quality in relation to nursing’s social contract.
It’s no secret that some populations are more at risk for health issues than others, and that disparity in the health of these populations is increasing. In order to care for marginalized and vulnerable populations, nurse leaders need to think differently and adopt new strategies.
This course will explore the interplay between vulnerability, health status, health care access and quality in relation to nursing’s social contract. Physical, psychological, demographic, environmental, socioeconomic, and cultural issues influencing the health status of and health care delivery to members of vulnerable and marginalized populations will be examined.
Participants will identify essential skills and strategies nurse leaders can champion in their practice settings to guide the delivery of quality care to members of diverse populations and improve health outcomes for vulnerable and marginalized groups.
Key Learning Outcomes
- Describe individual, environmental, and societal factors influencing the health of vulnerable and marginalized populations.
- Analyze the historical, social, cultural, political, and economic forces that influence vulnerability and marginalization.
- Examine selected frameworks for understanding and guiding interdisciplinary care of vulnerable populations.
- Identify skills needed for enhancing the care of diverse populations.
- Discuss strategies for resolving health and healthcare disparities and improving the health of vulnerable and marginalized populations.