For the discussion, we will be reviewing the “For Your Consideration” box on page 122 of the Shi text. Shi states that we should care about vulnerable populations because of the following items:
- Vulnerable populations have greater health needs.
- The prevalence of vulnerability is influenced [by] and therefore should be remedied by social forces.
- Vulnerability is fundamentally linked with national resources.
- Vulnerability and equity cannot coexist.
After reviewing this and the required background reading (and doing any additional research) discuss your thoughts on these items. As Shi asks, “Are these points valid?” (p. 122) How does this affect health administrators?
Be sure to cite reliable sources in support of your answer.
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Shi, L. (2014). Health policy for diverse populations. In Introduction to health policy, pp. 118-149. Chicago: Health Administration Press