Nurses will care for people from a special population as they care for patients. Frail elderly, homeless, transgender, gay or lesbian, developmentally-delayed, war veterans, individuals with physical disabilities — paralysis, amputations, immune compromised, and so on – are all examples. Select a special population of interest for this discussion; research a minimum of two (2) sources focused on these clients’ needs that can best be met in a health care setting.

1. How will your nursing assessment need to change in order to meet the needs of your target population?


2.What special issues must be addressed?


3. What referrals might be suggested?