Vulnerable Persons • financial circumstances or place of residence; • health, age or functional or developmental status • ability to communicate effectively • presence of chronic or terminal illness or disability • personal characteristics • groups of persons whose range of options is severely limited, who are frequently subjected to coercion in their decision making, or who may be compromised in their ability to give informed consent
Difficulties Facing Vulnerable Populations • Environmental hazards • Weather/climate/natural disaster • Poor health • Poor access to help • War • Economic crises • Abuse
Beatitudes • Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. • Blessed are the meek: for they shall posses the land. • Blessed are they who mourn: for they shall be comforted. • Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after justice: for they shall have their fill. • Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. • Blessed are the clean of heart: for they shall see God. • Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. • Blessed are they that suffer persecution for justice‘ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.