These as a matter of fact, substantiate why poor people are susceptible to developing contagious chronic conditions like TB, poor ventilated house, overcrowded, no access to health services, unfavourable occupation and inadequate health information which could easily lead the spread of Tuberculosis in poor rural areas. Social or structural forces account for most epidemic disease. Poverty for example is an economic structural violence which has to be altered in order to attain and alleviate the burdens of disease amongst poor people. On the fact of it, a poor individual who works in the mining industries is more at risk of getting Tuberculosis than an individual who works in a well-ventilated office- social inequality.
Matthew the creator of the review acknowledges the poor living conditions and the epidemic diseases of the times. The reviewer further goes on to summarize the novel and explains the immigrant ethnicities and how they played a role to giving examples of the living conditions in the tenements. The second person to review the novel Roy describes the novel of the many people who died during The Progressive era. He goes on to speak of the segregation of the ethnicities and also the separation of the wealthy and people living in poverty. Further in the review he gives a short biography of the
In Charles E. Rosenberg's, "The Cholera Years" he alludes to the fact that immigrants were hit the hardest by the cholera epidemic. These immigrants were the absolute poorest of the poor, and in places such as New York City there were not many opportunities for betterment. Public policy at this time was not designed to help this class of people. Had city health officials taken the time to think about the immigrants coming into American ports and connected that their way of life before and after their journey to this new land made for a breeding ground of disease, perhaps cholera would not have touched the lives of so many lower class
Elijah Anderson’s commentary Code of the Streets describes the unwritten laws in urban neighborhoods. Anderson considers the code to be a response to the stigma of race, excessive drug use, lack of high paying jobs, and lack of hope for the future. Respect or “juice” is at the heart of the code and in this environment, an individual is defined by the respect he commands from others (Anderson 6). Anderson argues that the poor have a different system of values than the middle and upper classes. He describes families in the lower class as either “decent” or “street (Anderson 2).
There are many pros and cons for living in Chaco Canyon. Some cons in Chaco canyon is poor sanitation, some cities have people who live in proximity or environments which can cause disease infections. Another con is that some people faced social problems like dense population, class systems, and strong centralized government which caused stress. Also another con is warfare, some cities were fortified, and soldiers assisted to defend their state. Cahokia also has its pros and cons that people seek while living there.
Dystopia is evident in Metropolis and Things to Come. Second Slide: In Metropolis World War I was over but as a result of the bad economy, all was left was the two basic classes of people, which were the extremely wealthy and the extremely poor. This caused the Weimar Republic to experience widespread unemployment, hunger, and malnutrition.
In those neighborhood, crimes rates are usually higher and people tend to have weaker social bonds so when neighbors notice signs of domestic abuse, they are expected to mind their own business. Therefore, when poor people are confronted with domestic abuse, no one in their surrounding feels responsible to intervene and also it is harder for them to seek help because their close ones and their neighbors have been cut
As the standard of living gets harder and harder to maintain; people find that it’s also harder to maintain their homes. Becoming homeless is increasing as standards of living create problems as people cannot live with runty wages. Under the bright lights on major cities are the dredges of those crushed under the wheel-- the refuse that we call homeless. Some are led by addiction, or financial problems or domestic violence--all ranging from different ages and backgrounds, even military ones. Homelessness causes problems for everyone, and businesses are caught in between.
Newgate prison should not have continued more than 50 years because of the amount of death due to the environments out and inside. Due to lack of water, light, and diseases. From Daniel Defoe quote, “ The prison actually was an unhealthy place, which physicians partially refused to visit. It is said that people passing by the gaol held their noses and that some shopkeepers nearby had to close their stores for the summer, because of the incredible stench.. ”(Defoe 18)That proves even from the outside it’s morose due of its lack of sunlight and odor.
Such dwellings are overcrowded, thus creating an unsafe living environment due to various reasons such as, lack of space and major exposure to many germs that can cause illnesses amongst many. Most immigrants have to live in small apartment buildings with other families that consist of more-than-they-could-fit people. For instance, 12 adults slept in a room some 13 feet across, most apartments are about 325 square feet. These tight quarters were not only undesirable, but they allowed the spread of disease.
This issue effects everyone. There are consequences that emerges from the lack of housing. These consequences can cause increase in health problems, traffic congestions, discrimination between individuals or communities, increase of homeless, and lack of household stability. There are many government funded projects that help the low income resident find housing however, there is a shortage of all of the units creating mass
Factors such as lack of health insurance, poor living conditions, being under-educated, stress and the lack of social support can put the infants at risk for mortality. Many African Americans, especially those who are poor and those working without health care benefits, are less likely than white Americans to have a usual source of health care (Copeland, 2005). An environment a person lives in is related to health problems too. Families living in urban areas are confronted with the constant challenges of population density, inadequate or unaffordable housing, overcrowding, limited access to resources, and high crime rates (Copeland, 2005). African American families are at risk for SIDS due to the environment that the baby is discharged.
Web. 15 Oct. 2015. Recently, the issue of treating mentally ill inmates while they serve time for the crimes they committed has become a very prevalent topic (Glazer n.pag.). Because budget cuts have caused many mental health institutions to shut down, court and law officials have been led to place these mentally ill offenders in jails that do not have the equipment and staff necessary to help treat them (Glazer n.pag.). Instead, the mentally ill offenders are simply placed in solitary confinement, causing their condition or illness to worsen over time (Glazer n.pag.).
Our capstone project is aimed at combating the lack of basic healthcare and basic service in the poor and homeless. The biggest factors toward poor health are discriminatory behavior towards homeless communities and insufficient clothing to combat weather. According to a study done by Diversity and Equality in Health and Care, “people who are homeless are frequently treated as objects or dehumanized by nurses.” A comprehensive study done by NCBI and the city of Toronto confirms this behavior in cities throughout Canada and the United States.