Tag / vulnerable populations
Hospice Care in Prison
Hospice Care in Prison Carol McAdoo, National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, discusses end of life in prison and why hospice is needed there. (August 6, 2010)
Supporting Persons with Developmental Disabilities – A New Model
Supporting Persons with Developmental Disability The way we think about and care for people with developmental disability has changed – from society believing that caregivers always knew what was best to now people with disability participating in all aspects of community life.
The Case of Jesse, Unrepresented and Homeless
A 60-year-old homeless man, “Jesse,” is found confused and in distress by a passerby who calls 911. Paramedics bring the man to the hospital. Jesse’s feet and legs are swollen and covered in ulcers and dead tissue—diagnosed as osteomyelitis, or infection of his legs.
The Case of Teresa: Patient Vulnerability from a System’s Failure to Protect
A framework of general strategies to help vulnerable persons should explore responses that will help individual patients, improve professional and organizational responses to vulnerable patients, and mitigate the negative effects of public policies that affect vulnerable persons.
The Case of Immigrant Populations: Cultural Competence in Health Care
Delivering health care to non-English speaking immigrant populations requires knowledge and appreciation of the patient’s culture. Acquiring the skills to bridge the two worlds calls for self-awareness by the practitioner and a commitment to cultural competence by the organization.
Case Study – It’s Too Much – First My Daughter, and Now This
Fiona has custody of her two orphaned grandchildren and works as a housekeeper in a private home while the children are in school. Medical expenses are beyond Fiona’s budget. How can Fiona get – and pay for – healthcare?
The Affordable Care Act and Brain Injuries
Brain injured patients don’t follow a schedule for recovery.