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Chapter 21

Chapter 21

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Suzanne Casimiro

Chapter 21: Health and Medicine (505-525) What is health? Health: according to World Health Organization; health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well being Health and Society Society shapes peoples health in four major ways: Cultural patterns define health Standards of health vary from place to place What people seeas healthful also reflects what they think is morally good Ideas about health can act as a form of social control , encouraging conformity to cultural norms Cultural standards of health change Pg. 505 over time Societys technology affects peoples Industrialization raises living health standards, health improves Social inequality affects peoples health All societies distribute resources unequally Universal medical coverage: system in which the costs of essential medical services are covered by the state Health: A Global Survey Impact of social factors on human well-being is apparent in improved health associated with economic development and advanced technology Health in Low Income Countries Health in Low-Income Countries Severe poverty cuts decades off long Cities quickly became overcrowded, a life expectancy typical of rich condition that made already poor countries sanitation worse Workplace accidents were common In most parts of Africa have life expectancies of barely 50 years, and Industrialization provides better in the poorest countries most people nutrition and safer housing for most people die before reaching their teens 1 in 6 persons suffer from serious Medical advances began to control infectious diseased illness due to poverty Chronic illnesses (i.e. Heart disease, Bad health can result both from cancer and stroke) now cause most eating a single type of food or having deaths in North America and Europe, too little to eat usually in old age www.notesolution.com
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