Who are the vulnerable populations?

Vulnerable populations include the economically disadvantaged, racial and ethnic minorities, the uninsured, low-income children, the elderly, the homeless, those with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), and those with other chronic health conditions, including severe mental illness.

Who is considered part of the vulnerable population?

Vulnerable populations include patients who are racial or ethnic minorities, children, elderly, socioeconomically disadvantaged, underinsured or those with certain medical conditions. Members of vulnerable populations often have health conditions that are exacerbated by unnecessarily inadequate healthcare.

Who are the vulnerable groups in our society?

This term is applied to groups of people (children, pregnant women, elderly people, malnourished people, prisoners, migrants and refugees, people who uses drugs, and people who are ill or immunocompromized, etc.)

Who are vulnerable populations in Australia?

The identified groups include people that are homeless or at risk of homelessness, persons experiencing domestic & family violence, CALD/refugees, LGBTIQ, people exiting prison, people with blood borne viruses, families with complex health & social care needs, people with a disability, children and youth and carers.

Are the elderly considered a vulnerable population?

Likewise, senior citizens are considered a vulnerable population, even if an individual elderly person is physically able to care for herself and is in full possession of her mental capacity.

Who are vulnerable populations in Canada?

Indigenous (all) First peoples of Canada including First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. Indigenous: First Nations Indigenous: Inuit Indigenous: Métis Low income or living in poverty Low income cut-offs (LICOs) are established using data from the Survey of Household Spending (see Statistics Canada.)

Why is the elderly population vulnerable?

Older adults are often economically vulnerable because their cost of care can exceed their income. In particular, chronic illness increases an older adult’s dependency and cost of living.

Who are the vulnerable populations in research?

There are some groups who have been identified by the federal regulations as “vulnerable populations”: pregnant women and fetuses, minors, prisoners, persons with diminished mental capacity, and those who are educationally or economically disadvantaged.

What is an example of a vulnerable group?

Vulnerable populations include the economically disadvantaged, racial and ethnic minorities, the uninsured, low-income children, the elderly, the homeless, those with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), and those with other chronic health conditions, including severe mental illness.

What are the 4 main types of vulnerability?

The different types of vulnerability

In the table below four different types of vulnerability have been identified, Human-social, Physical, Economic and Environmental and their associated direct and indirect losses.