Minorities and disabled are often more likely to be in health disparities rather than others. Also those in lower economic classes are also more affected than the wealthier class. The LGBT community is more at risk of having higher health disparities. Racial groups such as minorities may be affected by health disparities because many come from areas of low socioeconomic status and live in areas with high health risk.
University of the people Discussion Forum unit 7 SOC 1502 - AY2018-T1 What factors do you think contribute to the disparities in health among ethnic, socioeconomic, and gender groups in your country? What diseases are the most stigmatized? Which are the least? Is this different in different cultures or social classes? It being a long-term challenge among certain groups due to the disparities in health care in the united states.
As a nursing student, concern for patient’s health is necessary. According to WHO, health is not merely the absence of disease, but a state of complete physical , mental, spiritual and social well-being. In this essay, I will first discuss how gender roles and class affect people’s health then I will discuss the reasons behind the sensitivity of healthcare professionals to health inequality. According to WHO, gender refers to the socially constructed roles, behaviours, activities, and attributes that a given society considers appropriate for men and women. Abbott (2005) discovers that a gendered pattern is found that women have a longer life expectancy than men.
Sex and gender have been used in literature underlying different meanings. Being both complex processes to describe and distinguish, there has been some confusion in the psychological literature on the operationalization and the conceptualization of these two notions. Unger (1979) is the pioneer of the discussion about the differences between sex and gender. She argues that there are two types of people: those who consider sex as a mainly biological variable and tend to assume that psychological differences between males and females are the result of sex; and those who consider sex as a commonly social phenomenon and lean towards to assuming that the sex of males and females is a result of their different experiences. In addition, there
Income and wealth fall into Weber’s class domain and directly affect the amount of material resources and indirectly affect lifestyle and access to power. Thus, SES incorporates conceptually distinct components of social reality which may differently impact on obesity. Empirical studies on the topic revealed that in developed countries SES is negatively correlated with overweight and obesity in adult females (Kahn et al., 1991; Bernstein et al., 1996; Lahmann et al., 2000), and less consistently in adult males (Sobal and Stunkard, 1989; Kahn and Williamson, 1991; Martikainen and Marmot, 1999) and children (Gnavi et al., 2000; Power, 2005; Costa-Font and Gil, 2013). Furthermore, obesity is differently associated with various indices of SES for women and men (Ball et al.,
Personal networks and their functioning as well as socio-economic factors represent opportunities and constraints in the life situation and may be considered major situational influences on behaviour (4). People in high income households suffering from diabetes are more prone to have healthy behaviour in managing their illness compared to those from low-income
“This has meant that generally the analysis of men and masculinities has been subordinate to the overarching themes of female oppression and female liberation” (Horrocks, 9).So looking for masculine gender may seem odd at first because it seems that masculinity has an obvious meaning and men are the ones who are in power. Todd W. Reeser in his Masculinities in Theory states, “Masculinity seems like an obvious thing, something we can and do take for granted. We know what it is when we see it: it is commonsensical, produced by testosterone or by nature” (1).It has been decades that women and feminists are the ones who talked about gender damaged and inequalities all over the centuries as a weaker gender and look for gender equality.“Gender equality means that males and females have equal opportunities to realize their full human potential and can contribute to and benefit from economic, social, cultural and political development”(Jasmani,61). But recently having masculine gender can be harmful as well for men because both genders are active in society, politics, etc and men are not the only ruler; it is not really a promotion to have a masculine identity anymore. As a matter of fact, gender
Some social constructionists view the the idea, of being made up of two types of sexed bodies, and two types of gendered people who are different from one another, as a very powerful thought which outlines reality rather than simply reflecting reality. This is because people think that there are two types of sexes since the world around them continuously reinforces this idea. In turn, people participate in helping to reproduce this idea. This is seen when a person who does not fit in either gender, uses surgery to try and “fix” their ambiguous genitals. From this approach, gender is seen as something which a person does rather than something a person is or
Gender roles differ from society to society, culture to culture and change through time. Our understanding of this subject is important, because it helps us understand the development processes impact differently on men and women roles. While boys and girls are born with biological differences, we find other differences that appear in our communities, linked to the expected roles portrayed by society and the community that enforces these roles on us. The concept “gender roles” describe the relationships and social roles and values determined by the community for both sexes (men and women); these roles, values and relationships are changing through time and place, also other social relation overlap and interrelate such as religion, social class
1. Identifying the social issues: According to the lecture notes complied by Cloete (2011:4), the basic definition of sociology is, that it is “the scientific study of social relations.” Practically, this means that sociologists investigate social relations, which are founded through meaningful social interactions that take place within the social structures that exist and become established through the ongoing social processes, which in turn creates the culture of that society. At an individual level, these social experiences and relations establish a person’s identity and concept of self (his or her personality). Therefore, in identifying the social issues that exist, we have to analyse them from all the different aspects of the social relations