Vulnerable Population and Self-Awareness NUR 440 April 1, 2013 Vulnerable Population and Self-Awareness In today’s society there are different types and topics of vulnerable populations and the self-awareness that goes along with them. Vulnerable population is often found to be a person capable of being physically or emotional wounded, open to attack or damage, (Merriam-Webster, 2013). According to De Chesnay (2012), “Vulnerable populations are those at risk for poor physical, psychological, or social health. Anyone can be vulnerable at any given point in time as a result of life circumstances or response to illness or events” (p. 4). In order to give good effective health care, the provider needs to be aware of your own vulnerability.
Remember, dynamics are situations in a family or parents’ background that would make it likely that maltreatment would occur. (10 points) d) Identify and discuss at least three effects this maltreatment had on Antwone and discuss how the maltreatment impacted Antwone’s life choices. (10 points) 4. Identify the role of the social workings in assessing Antwone’s safety and needs while in the custody of Ohio. Be specific.
What is child poverty, its key causes and impacts? Introduction: Child poverty is the lack of basic human needs that are necessary for living a decent life. There are various causes that create devastating impacts, which often determines the actual outcome of a child living in poverty; and the future that child will have. (Spencer M 2012). During research of the topic, important information was found, with the current details of child poverty within the United Kingdom ( Barnado‘s 2012.Child poverty), and some sources covered a wider range of poverty; which not only covered the U.K; but a vast amount of countries, which have the same issue, related to the topic.
Theoretical positions such as social learning theory which lies heavily on behaviourist principles will be looked at, parenting styles where patterns of parenting will be discussed and inter-generational transmission which serves to perpetuate society’s inequalities and disadvantages with negative connotations for a child’s psychological development (Ding, S. & Littleton, K. 2005). “Disturbed” and “Disturbing Behaviour” will also be explored. The medical model and social model perspectives challenge the understanding in terms of attributing cause of problem behaviour to either the child or environment, discussion will take place around ecological adaptiveness (Brofenbrenner, 1979; Brofenbrenner and Morris, 1998) and how problems are defined through relationships between children, their social context and the beliefs and judgements of the assessing adults (Ding, S. & Littleton, K. 2005). The essay will conclude with a view of just how important sensitive
With such circumstances, the Social Security Administration employees are still required to “exhibit the values of respect, responsiveness, and reliability in accomplishing this daunting task” (Cropf, Giancola, & Loutzenhiser, 2012, p. 11). There are many issues that attribute the significant backlog that exists within the agency. The two most significant are the “dual factors of technology and insufficient resources,” (Cropf, Giancola, & Loutzenhiser, 2012, p. 11). The case also highlights the appeals process and the client advocacy that takes place after a denial. The need for an advocacy community is a result of the growing backlog and denials of disability cases.
Development of the Theory Reuben Hill developed the original Theory of Family Stress in 1949. Hill studied families that survived the Great Depression, and contrasted those families with ones that did not remain intact after the Depression. Hill theorized and came up with the ABCX Model of family stress and adaptation. There were four assumptions within the original family stress model; an unexpected or unplanned events are usually perceived as stressful; events within the families, such as a serious illness, and defined as stressful, are more disruptive that stressors that occur outside the family such as war, flood, or depression; lack of previous experience with stressor events leads to increased perceptions of stress; and ambiguous stressor events are more stressful than non-ambiguous events (Friedman, 1998). Hill theorized that there are many events that can disrupt a family equilibrium.
Explain the range of factors that may influence mental well-being and mental health problems across the life span, including: a. biological factors b. social factors c. psychological factors. 3. Explain how the following types of risk factors and protective factors influence levels of resilience in individuals and groups in relation to mental well-being and mental health. a. risk factors including inequalities, poor quality social relationships b. protective factors including socially valued roles, social support and contact Unit CMH 301 Understand Mental Well-being and Mental Health Promotion
Vulnerable Population Sara Williams Nur/440 09-12-11 University of Phoenix Vulnerable Population A vulnerable population is a group of persons whose range of options is severely limited, who are frequently subjected to coercion in their decision making, or who may be comprised in their ability to give informed consent (SensAgent, 2011). Vulnerability is a general concept meaning “susceptibility,” and its specific connotation in terms of health care is “at risk for health problems” (De Chenay & Anderson, 2008). A vulnerable population is not just about the physically ill patients, it can also affect the mentally ill, and low social economic population. According to Aday (2001), vulnerable populations are those at risk for poor physical, psychological, or social health. Young single mothers fit into this category as well.
CHILD ABUSE AND ITS EFFECTS ON DEVELOPMENT 2 Abstract This paper explores how child abuse from birth to adolescence can severely effect a child's development. Following Erik Erickson’s Theory of Psychosocial Development and examining the first five steps in detail, will help explain the possible negative outcomes of development. The references in this paper are both research based results as well as first person experiences. The Mayo Clinic staff (2009) stated that traumatic events in childhood increase the risk of borderline personality disorder and other mental health problems. Emotional trauma at a time when the brain isn't fully developed may cause changes to the brain and decrease a person's ability to deal with stressful situations later in their life.
CHILDHOOD TRAUMA AND ADULT PSYCHOLOGICAL PROBLEMS Traumas experienced in childhood can be very diverse in nature. Those such as sexual abuse, exposure to violence, disasters, as well as emotional and physical abuse can have an impact on the incidence of several psychological disorders experienced later in life. Some of these disorders include: “PTSD” (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), “Major Depressive Disorder”, “Generalized Anxiety Disorder”, “Phobias”, “Dissociation”, and “General Trauma Symptoms” (Roesler & McKenzie, 1994, p. 148; Irwin, 1999, para. 2; Bolton, O’Ryan, Udwin, Boyle, & Yule, 2000, p. 515; Hubbard, Realmuto, Northwood, & Masten, 1995, p. 1171) . “Greater exposure to trauma” has been implicated as causing “higher rates of trauma symptoms as much as a decade removed from the trauma” (Realmuto et al., 1992, as cited, Hubbard et al., 1995, p.1167).