Critical Thinking Nur 2020 : A Characteristic Of The Countryside

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Critical Thinking NUR 2020 Karren Locklear Rural Areas in North Carolina Paper #2 In Webster’s dictionary, the word rural means “a characteristic of the countryside”. Rather than having characteristics of the town of North Carolina, the article of Rural Areas of North Carolina talks deeply about the country side of North Carolina and its health issues. In a sense of comparing and contrasting, the author of the article coveys the similarities and differences of urban residents (those who live in the city) and rural residents. In addition to discussing health concerns on these areas, the article also talks about ways to improve some of the health concerns listed in the article. Within the article, there is an area that speaks specifically about the health of residents of North Carolina and why their health may be in that shape. For example, “Rural North Carolinians are more likely to die due to heart disease, diabetes, lung disease, unintentional injuries, and suicide. Rural North Carolinians are also more likely to forgo seeing a doctor due to cost and are less likely to visit a dentist.” (pg. 25). The health issues listed here are very common in North Carolina and within the same quote, explains why they might have occurred. Even though there are many in North Carolina whom are prosperous, there are some who aren’t as fortunate and are unable to have health insurance so that they may afford to go see a health professional. Chosen from Kaiser in 2014, “12% of North Carolina residents lack health insurance.” It is possible that individuals who do not go to the doctor could have prevented a percent of these health issues listed in the quote above. In the rural areas of North Carolina, it is safe to say that the population of thes... ... middle of paper ... ...ople have health insurance which also leads to less people going to the doctor frequently. "Rural Health Information Hub." Rural Health for North Carolina Introduction - Rural Health Information Hub. N.p., n.d. Web. 02 Dec. 2016. @Georgetown. "Rural and Urban Health." Health Policy Institute | Georgetown University. N.p., n.d. Web. 02 Dec. 2016. I do believe that my writing in most places were clear and that my standing position on this topic was good and easily understandable. There could have been better ways to touch on certain topics with more detail for them to have been easier to understand. I make a few grammatical and punctuation errors throughout the essay as well. Throughout the essay the topic stayed the same but the flow of the paper may have been off in certain parts with some inconsistencies as well and word choice in some parts weren’t the best.

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