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joanne79 | Student, College Senior | Honors

Posted June 7, 2013 at 1:21 AM via web

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Choose a vulnerable population and discuss what you think the top three priorities are for a Community Health Nurse working with them. Cite at least one scholarly reference that supports your decision.

Examples of vulnerable populations include:

•poor and homeless people;
•pregnant adolescents;
•migrant workers;
•severely mentally ill persons;
•substance abusers;
•abused individuals;
•persons with communicable disease and those at risk;
•persons who are HIV+, have hepatitis B virus, or have another sexually transmitted disease; and
•ethnically diverse populations

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Kay Morse | College Teacher | (Level 1) Senior Educator

Posted June 7, 2013 at 10:51 PM (Answer #1)

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In the vulnerable population of migrant workers, one responsibility of a Community health Nurse would be to monitor the existing cases of, incidence of and new cases of diabetes. In addition, the Nurse would administer treatment regimes where authorized to do so. the CDC (Center for Disease Control) says that type 2 diabetes is at epidemic proportions among "American Indian and Alaska Natives, African Americans, Hispanic or Latino Americans." Hispanic and Latino American comprise a large percentage of migrant work forces.

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