Programmatic Assessment-Epidemiology Nur/408

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Programmatic Assessment-Epidemiology
May 23rd, 2013

Programmatic Assessment-Epidemiology
This document will discuss the relevancy of the population chosen and the disease of interest. The vulnerable population that was chosen is the homeless. The disease related to this population is HIV/AIDS. It will define and describe epidemiology regarding HIV/AIDS and the steps and methods used. This document will also define the Epidemiological Triangle and the different types of epidemiology. It will also discuss how the population chosen characteristics influences vulnerability and how the cultural considerations may influence health status of the individual. It will explain the ethical and legal considerations and how to overcome
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Homeless people are already more likely to become ill because HIV targets the immune system. They are unable and do not have the ability to fight off disease making their risk of any illness even higher (National Coalition for the Homeless, 2012).
Cultural Considerations May Impact Health Status
The United States is very diverse and this could potential affect health care professionals and institutions in cities and our rural areas. The influence of this diversity denotes that every day health care providers will come across this situation, and need to learn how to handle complicated dissimilarities in society’s communication methods, attitudes, potentials, and the world’s views. Health care providers have many different approaches to the barriers in communication and the understanding from different races, ethnic, cultural, and language differences. The notion of cultural competence has ascended to group both interpersonal and organizational involvements look to inspire success of clinical and public health objectives when those differences begin.
Ethical and Legal Considerations and How to Overcome Potential Biases Exclusions to the legal and ethical responsibilities to uphold the confidentiality of HIV information do exist. Health care providers in the United States have a responsibility to account for and inform HIV infections and AIDS cases to public health specialists. The advantages of reporting information to the public health overshadow