This definitely changes my view of the homeless. It is especially sad that the children of these homeless people are not given a chance. The way Kozol describes how
It is a form of discrimination, social injustice, inequality between men and women, and denial of human rights. However, this type of violence is deep-rooted in social structure. In addition, this structural inequality subjects many poor people to premature death and epidemic disease, it denies them their basic human needs particularly the ones who do not have access to public health care services, clean water, good sanitation, and proper infrastructure. However, it is said that social and structural forces account for most epidemic disease, for example – someone living in a severe poor condition is more predisposed to different sorts of infection than someone living in a well-structured, favourable
The effects of negative impacts can be perceived as poor health conditions exists with disease spreading rapidly within the community, there 's a potential risk of starvation and hunger because commodities are not easily accessible. The members of The Neighborhood experience psychological distress, anxiety, frustration and at this level of inequality members of this particular society experience being oppressed, living in poverty, with increased crime and violence. When new structured
Inequality is as bad for the rich as it is for the poor. Society is poorer as inequality becomes greater. (Friedman, 2011) The impacts of inequality shows up in poorer health, lower educational attainment, higher crime rates, lower spending of social capital, lower cooperation with and trust of government. (Friedman, 2011) On the other hand, inequality can also mean uneven distribution of wealth, which causes the poor to become even poorer.
Overpopulation leads to low living standards in particular, chronic undernourishment, lower immunity to preventable diseases, and waste of natural resources (the problem with overpopulation). As the human population increases natural resources decrease, which may lead to competition for resources and even higher crime rates (Everything Connects). Increased crime rates are due to the high levels of tension in crowded area, which is yet another effect of overpopulation. This is most likely to occur in poverty-stricken areas (the probable with overpopulation). Although “The Problem With Overpopulation” might be outdated it has many statistics and claims that don 't change over time and coincide with the information found in Everything Connects and other sources.
Due to the uneven division of the labour, people from the minorities have higher risk to develop diseases of the respiratory system (tuberculosis, pneumonia, bronchitis, silicosis, etc.) and musculoskeletal system. They also have more problems with early diagnosing, cancer, cardiovascular and lung diseases . One cause for that is cultural differences of the way Roma people define “being ill”. A lot of different chronic conditions, that don`t cause great suffering or inability to work are being largely ignored (Krumuva & Ilieva 2008, p.28). The elderly people consider their poor health as a natural part of life, due to their age, and don`t pay close attention to their condition and visit the doctor only if it gets way worse.
Social fragmentation is very much present in today’s society and can lead to massive cultural and societal erosion. According to Booker (2012), “The world you see outside of you is a reflection of what you have inside of you. ”The lack of equity within the nation, civil societies, communities, institutions, schools and even the household is seriously increasing social fragmentation. With social cohesion declining, this will increase the rates of social exclusion.
Lack of social support leads to an increase in negative behaviors, as a result of coping mechanism. Social environments contribute to health, because it focuses on the community aspect of society and the environment in which we live our lives daily. There is a strong relationship between these two determinants because the environmental factors play a role on the quality of social support one has. People experiencing homelessness have poor quality environments and struggle daily with a variety of social factors like income, shelter, food, and
Under this criteria, top health priorates included lack of effective and accessible services, lack of water and sanitation, and high rates of poverty leading to poor living and working conditions. This criteria addresses the crucial social and environment factors that are often not address by other criteria such as top cause of mortality. This type of criteria draws out the social inequalities and inequities of the health system and the multiple and complex social systems that often contribute to adverse health effects for those who are disadvantaged by socioeconomic factors such as poverty and poor living conditions (Moyer et al.,2014). Many of these factors have substainal implications for health with many developing health conditions due to their environment and inability to afford to better the situation (Moyer et al.,2014). Many do not have access to clean water or improved sanitation facilities with only 15% having access in 2015 (WHO,2018).
The effects of OCD include feelings of shame, anger and frustration, high levels of stress and anxiety, OCD leads to depression, eating disorders and low self-esteem, isolation, and increased interference with the patient’s daily lives. OCD tends to progress and its symptoms tend to become more dominant as time passes without any treatments used, thus impairing the patients’ social life and social interaction due to the rituals and acts they commit because of the disorder. OCD patients feel ashamed of the symptoms of the disorder and tend to isolate themselves from everyone else. Just like they lead to shame and frustration, OCDs also lead to extreme episodes of stress and anxiety due to the excessive obsessing and constant thoughts. OCD interferes with the patients’ daily lives, work, academic progress and family life.
Addiction, violence, unemployment, prevalent mental and physical illness, unsanitary spaces, and various other social issues are commonplace in East Hastings, Vancouver, the skids if you will; these conditions are mainly the result of homelessness in the area as those without shelter are more likely to do the following: become addicted to drugs, become subject to violence, commit violence, become unemployed, live in unsanitary spaces such on the sidewalk, become mentally ill, and et cetera. These factors combine to form a vicious cycle of low standards of living for the homeless in the skids. Thus, in order to truly eradicate or, at least, alleviate the severity of these issues, it is paramount that reducing the number of homeless people on
Diet and obesity are major contributors to health inconsistency, with the most deprived being most at risk. This is due to the poorest living in run-down areas with no reasonably priced nutritional food available from local shops. If they are unable to afford the costs of travelling to areas supplying this, or if they are time poor then cooking beneficial meals is difficult then they are more likely to buy cheap, fatty products. The involvement of the government in the population’s lifestyle means that they should be accountable for the effects that come alongside an unhealthy regime, such as an increase in health problems such as Coronary heart disease. This means that the treatment an individual receives shouldn’t be approached differently
For example, those who live in a high-crime community may be afraid to go outside and exercise to counteract unhealthy diets. Excessive weight, inactivity, and poor nutrition then contribute to further complication. Those in poorer neighborhoods may also lack adequate transportation to and from appointments with their physician as well. This may be related to lack of a vehicle to drive to the provider or lack of funding to pay for transportation. When barriers prevent people from seeking adequate health care, they may not routinely see their physician or wait until it is too late in the disease process.
These can all contribute to the level of homelessness in Australia (Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), 2011). Being homeless can mean that you are socially excluded from your community. For the homeless this can mean a greater risk of them having poor physical health, an increased personal safety risk and their psychological well-being is also a lot worse off. The homeless have lost the basic human rights of having a stable living life, health