Health Assessment And Promotion For Vulnerable Population –
This course is designed to assist professional nurses in developing interviewing skills, refinement of a health assessment, and preventative health interventions when working with diverse and vulnerable populations. The importance of therapeutic communication in performing a health assessment is emphasized.
This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks. This course is available to take individually or as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Advisor.
- Describe the characteristics of vulnerable populations.
- Compare definitions, nursing theories, and models, as applied to vulnerable populations.
- Recognize personal and cultural attitudes and behaviors toward vulnerable populations.
- Identify transcultural considerations in assessment.
- Describe demographics of a selected vulnerable population.
Choose an appropriate assessment tool based on a given population.
Cultural Competence, Resilience and Advocacy
- Describe strategies to ensure culturally competent programs.
- Identify desired outcomes of health promotion interventions.
- Examine goals of Healthy People 2020, as related to vulnerable populations.
Programs and Practices of Health Promotion
- Describe collaboration among support personnel to meet the needs of various populations.
- Discuss therapeutic communication techniques.
- Provide examples of population advocacy in health care.
- Identify barriers to health care for vulnerable populations.
- Identify available resources using data from organizations and systems.
- Describe client health expectations.
- Discuss the nurse's role in meeting the needs of various populations.
- Identify barriers to understanding vulnerable populations.
- The University of Phoenix reserves the right to modify courses.
- While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Advisor.
- Transferability of credit is at the discretion of the receiving institution. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm whether or not credits earned at University of Phoenix will be accepted by another institution of the student’s choice.