This ambiguity has underscored debates and conflicts in recent years between patients, academics, politicians, and medical practitioners on issues of medical authority, the extent of involvement in the decision making process over personal health as well as the health of others related to them through social structures and institutions (Van Krieken et al. 2006, Blaxter 2000, Bury 2008, White 2002). This essay will attempt to illustrate how “health” is a social phenomenon through the examination of power and inequality. It will focus on the social causes and effects of medicalisation and how the attitudes and positions people occupy in society influence their medical needs. This essay will also highlight some of the challenges faced by the societies around the world in addressing medical inequality.
Discussed is the overall wage bill budget, structure of health agencies, and quality, accountability and innovations of health workforce. Government limitations in overall wage bill expansion can result to inadequate resources meant to hire health workers. Although fiscal constrains in developing countries is a major threat to delivering of health, the government needs to put into consideration the impact brought about by policies of wage bill. It is evident that wage bills have restrictions which constrain improvement of the workforce in health sector. A survey done in developing countries revealed that there are considerable weaknesses found in policies and practices of recruiting, deploying, transferring, promoting, sanctioning, and paying of the health workers.
Health disparities based on socioeconomic inequities: implications for urban health care. Academic Medicine, 79(12), 1139-1147. 3. Adler, N. E., & Newman, K. (2002). Socioeconomic disparities in health: pathways and policies.
Health disparity is one of the major concerns in the provision of quality care and access to healthcare which directly the life expectancy of the nation as about ethnicity and race. However, describing the health outcomes or status of an ethnic group in the population would help in a better evaluation of the disparities that occur within minority groups in our society. “Racial/ethnic disparities in health and quality of and access to health care are a well-documented and persistent problem. Across many indicators of health, access to care, and health care quality, racial/ethnic minorities fare worse than whites, and each population faces specific challenges”(James et al., 2017, p. 1). “Racial and ethnic disparities are the differences in the rate of incidence, prevalence, mortality, and burden of diseases and other adverse health conditions that exist among specific racial and ethnic population groups” (Kominski, 2014, p. 95).
There will be different reviews examined to determine how health care reform can accommodate the misfortune as well as the fortunate. Inequalities and cost have attributed to the deficient quality of care that is available. Ways to decrease costs and restructure health care will be discussed Literature Review There have been many discussions related to health care reform and insurance. The persistent negative and positive
An extensive list of influencing factors on health range from personal choices, housing, the community, social status and family life to more complex influences including social determinants of health. Environmental factors influencing health also include matters external to the human body. Although the link between health and the environment in relation to its influence on health is hard to prove due to its complex nature, Lowry (1991) suggests that the relationship needs to be proven scientifically. Housing can have a negative influence on health in several different forms, the dwellings of the house itself for example, dampness and the interior factors including crowding and second hand
Health as a Social Construction In my essay, I aim to find out why social construction affects the health of our society. Ill health may be defined as 'a bodily or mental state that is deemed undesirable'. This means that health is the condition of the body both physically and mentally. Social construction of health refers to the way health varies from one society to another. Social construction refers to the statistics like the morbidity and mortality rate of our society.
Complex cases are then referred to general hospitals, specialist hospitals or larger healthcare facilities. The Ghana Health Service is responsible for healthcare delivery services and they fall under the Ministry of Health in Ghana (Fund, 2009). There are said to be certain hitches in the healthcare delivery services in Ghana. Poor management, inefficiency and attitudes of stakeholders in the health sector are a few of the factors attributed to this (Boateng, 2014). Taylor (2014) asserted that, though there are facilities in place for the delivery of healthcare in Ghana, there are problems in terms of inadequacy considering the level of technological advancement in the health sector and the lack of essential
According to the WHO (3) “The social determinants of health are the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age. These circumstances are shaped by the distribution of money, power and resources at global, national and local levels.” These social determinants of health lead to massive inequalities in health in people between their gender, race, socioeconomic situation and different geographical locations. Social determinants have played a crucial role in our case study of Mr. A. This case study of Mr. A will focus more on the u... ... middle of paper ... ... website: http://www.health.qld.gov.au/ph/documents/pdu/ph_stratdir2010_13.pdf Queensland. Division of the Chief Health Officer (2011).
Health is a large cause of one of the most important social divisions in society, with a divide existing between those whom are healthy and those who are not. Your health largely impacts the quality of life which you can lead, meaning there is those who are healthy and can lead a good quality of life, and those whose quality of life is impaired by illness and the potential illness surrounding their lives. The divisions which create health inequalities affect many aspects of everyday life. Though this division is sometimes just down to pure chance, there are structural factors which mean that those who face ill health often come from particular groups. Gender, ethnicity and class all have an influence on health inequalities.