Structural Vulnerability: Operationalizing the Concept to Address Health Disparities in Clinical Care
Source: Association of American Medical Collages
Resource Type: Documents and Publications
Focus Population: BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), Immigrant and Migrant Populations
Topics: Culturally Specific Strengths and Resilience
The authors provide a tool for clinical encounters that allows practitioners to add an assessment of how social conditions and practical logistics “undermine the capacities of patients to access health care, adhere to treatment, and modify lifestyles successfully.” The tool makes visible the structural vulnerabilities that create health inequities for patients.