Poverty and Vulnerability Discussion

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What do you think of when you hear the term “vulnerable”? How would you describe a vulnerable person? What type of life situations can result in vulnerability? In this discussion, you will evaluate definitions of poverty and vulnerability and compare and contrast these terms.

Upon successful completion of this discussion, you will be able to:

Define poverty and vulnerability.

Describe the relationship between poverty and vulnerability.


Textbook: Stanhope & Lancaster


Review the appropriate rubric to make sure you understand the criteria for earning your grade.

Read Chapters 32 and 33 in your textbook, Public Health Nursing: Population-centered Health Care in the Community.

Research and find at least two current scholarly sources on the topic of poverty and vulnerability to support your explanations and insights. OCLS resources are preferred sources and can be accessed through IWU Resources. Wikipedia is not permitted, as it is not a peer-reviewed, scholarly source.

Prepare to discuss the following prompts:

Share your personal definitions of “poverty” and “vulnerability” as well as the definitions you found in your readings.

We most typically associate the word “poverty” with a financial condition. Discuss how the term “poverty” can be associated with other areas of a person’s well-being.

Identify two ways in which historical events have impacted the condition of poverty within the United States (recent or distant historical events can be included).

Describe the impact of public attitudes toward the poor, and the related stigma associated with the poor, upon the impoverished. Include personal observations to support your impressions.

Consider your current nursing practice, and describe your professional experiences with clients experiencing poverty or vulnerability.

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