NR 443 Week 5 DQ 2 Priority Setting When Working With Vulnerable Populations

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the household for advice. This is something that was treasured not that long ago in history. Mary Multigenerational families provide benefits for everyone. (n.d.). Retrieved March 31, 2015, from Respond Collapse Mark as Read RE: Populations Jemima Gutierrez Email this Author 3/31/2015 11:17:26 PM Modified:3/31/2015 11:26 PM Dr. Hamilton , Mary and class, I agree that the elderly have priorities of what you mentioned. The problem is that medical needs of these elderly keeps getting bigger, their health keeps getting worst needing more and more medications for each problems and diagnosis. According to Braun. "poor health, large acute and long-term care medical expenses, and spousal death are significant drivers of impoverishment among retirees"(Braun,2013).There are many programs for the elderly such as United Way who helps the needy with social work needs,medications, understanding health benefits and the physicians office also can help in getting their medications for free or low cost. Education coming from the physicinas office needs to be more implemented. I believe that physicians office needs to have a registered nurse working for them too instead of employing medical assistants. Too many physicians employ medical assistants because of low wage and salry compared to employing registered nurses or nurse practioner. When we encounter patients who we know are in needs , it is very important to refer these patinets to the case managers or social workers. References: Braun, R. A., Kopecky, K. A., & Koreshkova, T. (2013). Old, Sick, Alone, and Poor: A Welfare Analysis of Old-Age Social Insurance Programs. Working Paper Series (Federal Reserve Bank Of Atlanta), (2), 1-58.
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Jemima Respond Collapse Mark as Read RE: Populations Mary Anderson Email this Author 4/4/2015 5:12:55 PM Jemima, Thank you for your post. Medical assistant have a varying degree field and can help an office succeed. It is true we do need an RN in the field to help with assessments and needs. There are great medical assistants out there as well and recent updates in education for medical assistants in school or getting degrees have included case management and social services. I know some excellent medical assistants and some not so good assistants just as in the nursing world. We can all work together no matter what our role and education is an important stepping stool to helping our patients. Mary Respond (an instructor response) Collapse Mark as Read RE: Populations Instructor Hamilton Email this Author 4/4/2015 5:56:06 PM Class: As I was watching the morning news several issues jumped out. First there seems to be a significant number of community and public health issues….Ebola, West Nile deaths, E68 Death, breast cancer awareness month, domestic violence prevention month, etc. Very informative and I see research in the information which as a lay person may not mean as much as to a health care professional who not only wants to know what is done, but how, why, where, using which resources, and the significance this will have in my area and practices….Great week Class! Feel free to comment.~Dr Hamilton
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  • vulnerable populations, priority setting, Instructor Hamilton

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