According to the World Health Organization, vulnerability can be defined as “…the degree to which a population, individual or organization is unable to anticipate, cope with, resist and recover from the impacts of disasters”. A vulnerable condition requires the organized cooperation of every member of a multidisciplinary healthcare team to withstand the effects of a hostile environment.
The U21 HS Summer School was designed in three modules, so students could understand and apply concepts of vulnerability at three different levels: first, analyzing healthcare systems; second, focusing on processes of a specific healthcare organization and finally, at the level of vulnerable patients.
- Focus on the issue of vulnerability, low budget health care.
- Students assigned to multiprofessional teams, in which they will work for the duration of the Summer School.
- Each team will develop an intervention which they will present to a group of experts in the different topics reviewed in the conferences and classes. This will have a percentage in the final grades in order to evaluate the student’s knowledge
15 students from 9 U21 HS institutions attended the 2015 summer school. An overview of the program and events can be reviewed in the following report.
Sean Quay, a 4th year undergraduate student at the School of Pharmacy at the University of Nottingham wrote the following blog