For this assignment, you will apply critical thinking to what you have learned up to this point in this course regarding the successes and failures of the U.S. health care system as it relates to issues of cost, access, and quality. You are expected to address these topics from the perspective of a medical professional that is both ethical and respectful.

| November 29, 2016

For this assignment, you will apply critical thinking to what you have learned up to this point in this course regarding the successes and failures of the U.S. health care system as it relates to issues of cost, access, and quality. You are expected to address these topics from the perspective of a medical professional that is both ethical and respectful.

Select a vulnerable population as described in your textbook and complete a 1,000-1,250 word paper that addresses the following:

Describe elements that contribute to this population’s distrust of the health care system and/or medical treatments. Why is trust important? Can we effectively treat a patient whose trust we do not have? Why?

Discuss how the U.S. health care system has served this population both historically and today.

Three references (minimum) in addition to your textbook are required for this assignment.

Remember this word count does not include your title page or reference page.

Vulnerable populations, refer to those with health needs but inadequate resources to address those needs. For example, they include individuals who are poor and uninsured, those belonging to certain minority groups or of certain immigration status, or those living in geographically or economically disadvantaged communities.

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