Healthcare in the U.S. chapter 11
- University of Missouri- Columbia
- Health Professions
- Health Professions 4300
- Healthcare in the U.S. chapter 11
Last Modified: 2011-07-11
-They are at risk for –poor physical, psychological and/or social health
-Their vulnerability is due to: –Unequal social, economic, health and geographic conditions
-Vulnerability –denotes susceptibility to negative events
In health care, vulnerability is the –likelihood of experiencing poor health or illness
-Vulnerability is determined by a convergence of: l –predisposing –enabling –need
3. It emphasizes the convergence of vulnerability.
–They are associated with social position, status, access to resources, health behaviors and variations in health status
Minorities have poor access to health services compared with white counterparts
however, it reflects a somewhat fragmented approach to addressing disparities in minority health and health care.
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