Analyzing Self Awareness Amongst the Vulnerable Populations in United States

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All people have biases; self-awareness is the key to understanding how these biases affect the delivery of health care to individuals, families, and populations. Table of Contents Introduction: 3 Identify a vulnerable population- homeless population: 3 The population's demographics: 4 Personal awareness of the population: Attitudes, biases, and stereotypes. 4 Effect of research on personal attitudes: 5 How knowledge can affect health care delivery: 5 Mechanism to deal with the situation: 6 Self-reflection to evaluate perceptions: 6 Conclusion: 7 References: 8 Introduction: The vulnerability is defined in terms of two distinctive elements. The individual vulnerability is a denoted as a shortcoming within the systems context. The collective vulnerability is an aggregate of the individuals and normally denoted as vulnerable populations. The vulnerability can be defined in terms of the individual's circumstances, life scenarios, illness, or events occurring in one's life. Hence it is evident that any individual can be vulnerable at any given time. The concepts of vulnerable population are related to the aggregate public health perception that inherits the vulnerability through status. It can be explained that a certain group of individual faces risk at a given time in comparison with the other group. The vulnerable populations are also explained in terms
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