Vulnerable population are group of individuals who are devoid of getting basic needs fulfilled due to their race or ethnicity .They are even deprived of getting good healthcare. The most common vulnerable population are immigrants,prisoners, family of patients who are incompatible with life LGBT community,uninsured or underinsured
Nearly 27.3 million people are not insured in US.This may be because of low socioeconomic status, or an immigrant less than 5 years, not holding a green card.
The main challenges faced by them are
- Denial of health care
- bias in the treatment on the basis of expense done by a patient
- Rejected because of having no insurance
- Care is interrupted in case of under insurance
These populations are unable to advocate themselves in a fear that the government can fire them and evacuate them to their own countries and which may result in the loss of entire families income.The major ethical concerns of working with these people are they should be provided the right type of care and they deserve it. Nurses always acts as a good patient communicator or on behalf of them.They can help them by advocating these issues to the concerned authorities or government to intervene and support them economically (e.g., insurance coverage offered by the employers )