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Adolescent Girls: A Vulnerable Population

Bailey, Lorraine D. RN, BSN, MSN, NNP-BC

Advances in Neonatal Care:
doi: 10.1097/ANC.0b013e31824c81d6
Professional Growth and Development

Issues key to adolescent girls are discussed. The importance and relevance of the adolescent girl as a vulnerable population are explicated. Potential interventions and how they impact global health are explained. Nursing theory and model use are examined. Pyschosocial developmental theory is applied. Strategies to improve outcomes are explored.

Author Information

Childrens Hospital and Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska.

Correspondence: Lorraine D. Bailey, RN, BSN, MSN, NNP-BC, 117 Sly Fox Way, Sedalia, CO 80135 (

The author declares no conflict of interest.

© 2012 National Association of Neonatal Nurses