Target population the agency serves

In this Discussion, you will select a clinic or community agency within the community. The organization you select must serve the needs of a vulnerable population group. Research the clinic or agency to obtain a clear idea of services provided and the specific population it serves. It is not necessary for you to make an on-site visit. However, you must cite the source(s) from which you obtained the information about the clinic or community agency.

Examples of clinical or community health agencies:

ParishesEmployee/Occupational HealthInfection Control in hospitalsPublic Health DepartmentRefugee CentersChild/Adult Protective ServicesSchool Health ClinicHospiceHalfway House: Drug Abuse, Prison, etc.Homeless CenterPublic Clinics: Pediatric, Psychiatric, OB, Geriatric, Migrant, etc.Rehab Program: Cardiac, etc.Shelters: Homeless, Women’s, etc.HIV/AIDS programs/clinicsVeterans’ agenciesAdolescent ProgramsGroup homes for MHMR clients, etc.Support groups for cancer, sexual abuse, etc. survivors

 GUIDELINES

Research the selected agency, and using the following *headings, discuss:

  1. Name of agency and why you selected this agency;
  2. Brief history and mission of the agency;
  3. Target population the agency serves;
  4. Services and programs offered;
  5. What criteria (i.e. income, age, etc.) must clients meet in order to be served by the agency; and
  6. What you found interesting about this agency or helpful for you as a professional nurse.
  7. Cite and reference the information you report on, as appropriate.
 

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