Vulnerable Population: Response
You have mentioned an important term, “culturally nursing-sensitive,” which I believe will help solve vulnerable populations in the US. Tucker and her colleagues (2011) described this concept as being appropriately responsive to people’s beliefs, attitudes, and feelings in nursing. I believe that culturally sensitive health care services will be a relief to highly discriminated and marginalized groups that have limited access to healthcare. An example of a vulnerable population that would benefit from this concept, and you have also mentioned, are immigrants. Immigrants’ inequity in healthcare access results from a lack of culturally sensitive healthcare, resulting from discrimination (Derose et al., 2007). Factors like socioeconomic forces should be considered to make health equitable and culturally sensitive to immigrants.
Derose, P. K., Escarce, J. J. & Lurie, N. (2007). Immigrants and health care: Sources of vulnerability. Health Affairs, 26(5), https://dor.org/10.1377/hlthaff.26.6.1258.
Tucker, M. C. et al. (2011). Patient-centered culturally sensitive health care: Model testing and refinement. Health Psychology, 30(3), 342-350. https://www.mcbi.nlm.nih.gov/p,c/articles/PMC3092156/#_ffn_sectitle