HLTA02H3 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Social Medicine, Victim Blaming, Cardiovascular Disease

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Published on 2 Aug 2018
School
UTSC
Department
Health Studies
Course
HLTA02H3
Professor
HLTA02 lecture 3:
Biomedical system, our healthcare system is designed from this approach. You get
screened and checked. If you do not have an illness or disease, you are healthy
Behavioral system: victim blaming. Individuals do not make choices based on their
preference, they make it based on their circumstance. Health equity perspective?
Behavioral and biomedical focus on the individuals, but their approach is different
Looking at the population is > than focusing on each individual?
Social medicine (determinants of social health): focuses on social, political and
economic (having a universal healthcare system but not a pharma care universal
system) determinants of health. National and global levels have that influence health
and individual levels.
Psychosocial: Where to individuals see themselves? In terms of stress, social
support, etc.? directly links individuals to society.
Societal: is not just national, can be global: ex: migration. The macro-political
determinants of health. The decisions of the global institution shapes of how the
people feel about migration, refugees, etc.
Models of health help us look at framing.
Homogenizing population solutions wastes a lot of money.
Social falls in between inter and trans disciplinary.
The US: adds a price tag to healthcare and says it is a commodity.
In class film: place maters:
o Is inequality making us sick?
o Place determines what kind of physical or chemical agents you are exposred
to. Social factors, crime, how you interact with your nehigbour?
o Health is embedded in the conditions of where we live and work.
o Seattle has low income neighborhood that are good
o However, Richmond area: The school janitor, heart attack,
No smoking, no diseases in the family. Environmetal factors play a
role OIL
Tobacco, liquour and fast food are easy to find. Higher rates of lower
life expectancy, diabetes, etc.
We think changing the behavior will change everything but some
people have to live under limits and have circumstances.
Gold bladder diseases surgery, caused by fatty foods
Poverty taxes: buying a car is $500 for expensive, grocery and housing
is more expensive too in low income neighborhoods.
When the shipyards closed after the war, a lot of people lost their
jobs, only white people were allowed to take loans. Less than 2%
went to non-white people. Very diverse communities.
African americans were left behind, poor latinos and south Asians
joined them.
Heart disease is the leading killing problem in America.
Richmond has the highest violence rate ex: chans death.
Violence has a negative impact on the kids developing brain. It can
disrupt their thinking.
Unsafe outside = unsafe inside the homes
Asthma was pandemic, mold forming and more moisture
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Hlta02 lecture 3: biomedical system, our healthcare system is designed from this approach. If you do not have an illness or disease, you are healthy: behavioral system: victim blaming. Individuals do not make choices based on their preference, they make it based on their circumstance. In terms of stress, social support, etc. ? directly links individuals to society: societal: is not just national, can be global: ex: migration. Is inequality making us sick: place determines what kind of physical or chemical agents you are exposred to. Environmetal factors play a role oil: tobacco, liquour and fast food are easy to find.

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