Vulnerabilities – who is at risk of having their lives disrupted by medical care?Those

When discussing who is at risk of being burdened by treatments, we have come up with a list…we are wondering what other groups people can think of:

  • Individuals with limited familial or social support
  • Individuals with poor overall or health literacy
  • Individuals with many chronic conditions
  • Individuals with treatments that require constant attention, e.g., implanted devices that call attention to themselves throughout the day, pills that need to be taken several times per day
  • Individuals who travel far for healthcare
  • Individuals who have to wait for healthcare: to park, in line, at the office
  • Individuals who have tenuous health insurance who need to spend time arguing with insurance

Who else is in your list?

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One thought on “Vulnerabilities – who is at risk of having their lives disrupted by medical care?Those

  1. -Individuals who have obligations other than to their diseases or healthcare (families, employment, recreation, etc.)
    -individuals with limited financial resources
    -individuals who receive inconsistent medical care
    -individuals who perceive a poor relationship with health care providers

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