Compare vulnerable populations. Describe an example of one of these groups in the United States or from another country. Explain why the population is designated as "vulnerable." Include the number of individuals belonging to this group and the specific challenges or issues involved. Discuss why these populations are unable to advocate for themselves, the ethical issues that must be considered when working with these groups, and how nursing advocacy would be beneficial.
Stanhope and Lancaster (2008) define vulnerable populations as “those defined at a greater risk for poor health status and health care access” (p.712). Vulnerable population can also include the neighborhood where an individual resides because healthcare resources may be limited. The focus of this paper will to look at why a given group of demography is considered vulnerable and such will delve on issues or otherwise challenges that surrounds it. It will also include the pertinent reasons why this groups are unable access for the themselves and further, the paper will focus on looking at how nursing advocacy will help to sort out some of the serious issues raised by the cohort.