Ealth Assessment in the Vulnerable Population: Adolescent pregnancy

Adolescent Pregnancy The purpose of this assignment is to provide the student with an opportunity to apply criteria to select a vulnerable population, study the demographics of that population, and reflect on personal attitudes and values towards those in that population. This assignment will allow the student the experience of self reflection to evaluate personal perceptions before and after learning about the population. All people have biases and self awareness is key to understanding how these biases may impact the delivery of health care to individuals, families and populations. You should be prepared to use this selected vulnerable population for the other individual assignments of this course.

Prepare and submit a 850 1100 word, APA-formatted paper, which includes:
Identify a vulnerable population
Describe demographics of the population based on research of professional literature and websites including local state and/or national levels.
Describe personal awareness of the population (attitudes, biases, stereotypes) before studying the demographics.
State the impact of research on personal attitudes after gathering knowledge
Include how knowledge might affect delivery of health care
At least three references from the University of Phoenix library

Vulnerable Population and Self Awareness Paper Student:
Content 5 points possible Points Earned
All key elements of the assignment are covered in a substantive way:
Identify and describe demographics of a vulnerable population. (1)
Describe personal awareness BEFORE studying demographics (1)
Describe impact of research and study on personal attitudes AFTER gathering knowledge (1)
Content is comprehensive and accurate, major points stated clearly, supported by specific details, examples, or analysis (1)
Paper includes citations for a minimum of three scholarly, appropriate references (1)

Organization/Development 2 points possible 0.5 point per item Points Earned
The paper has a structure that is clear, logical, and easy to follow. Transitions between sections aid in maintaining the flow of thought.
The paper is directed toward the appropriate audience, and the tone is appropriate to the content and assignment.
The introduction provides sufficient background on the topic and previews major points.
The conclusion is logical, flows from the body of the paper, and reviews the major points.

Mechanics 3 points possible Points Earned
The paper, including the title page, reference page and entries, tables, and/or appendices, follows APA guidelines for format as directed by the instructor with effective use of headings, font styles, and white space. (No abstract needed). Citations of original works within the paper follow APA guidelines (2)
Rules of grammar, usage, and punctuation are followed. Sentences are complete, clear, concise, and varied, spelling is correct. Paper is 850 1100 words in length (1)

Total 10 points possible): 0