How Does The Physical Environment Affect Health And Wellness

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According to the documentary Sicko, almost 50 million people are uninsured in America; and although 250 million people are insured, insurance companies often make it difficult for clients to receive money for their treatment. With costs of coverage being so high, it is difficult for most Americans to afford health insurance; because of this 18,000 uninsured Americans will die this year. In this paper, I will talk about how the healthcare system, culture, and the physical environment can affect health and wellness. In the U.S., having health care does not guarantee you will be covered during your time of need. Falling victim to insurance company fraud or red tape, many people are unable to afford the cost of treatment. Left untreated or buried…show more content…
Not all environments are conducive to people’s health; like a desert. Lack of resources can limit food, medications, and the doctors available to treat illness. Environments can also affect the career chosen. If a career demands working long days and nights, a person may not have the time to focus on his or her health. Health and wellness can be affected by many factors. The lack of sufficient health care needs to be addressed; to give Americans, rich or poor, a chance of a healthier lifestyle. The definition of health may never be universally accepted, but every culture deserves equal opportunity to better healthcare. Environments will always have an affect on health, but with proper education, people can be taught more effective ways to live in an environment that can’t sustain a healthy lifestyle. As Americans, it is our responsibility to protect our own, and we should begin with our health care system. Question…show more content…
Established by Elton Mayo and associates while conducting a study in 1933, it recognizes the importance of human interaction and that social factors are significant in accomplishing organizational goals. The research showed that technical rationality such as, procedures, processes, and structures, were not sufficient enough to guarantee maximum productivity. They concluded, social factors, were as important, if not more important, than technical factors. They based the findings off of the observation that productivity seemed to be connected to worker morale and the sense of social responsibility to their co-workers (Hutchison 2011). The theory suggests that the nature and quality of the company’s leaders is an important factor of the performance and job satisfaction of their subordinates (Glisson 1989). The theory implies that managers while in control need to be capable of maintaining cooperation from his or her employees. In this type of leadership style, the employees would be encouraged to share opinions and ideas. Staff would feel engaged in decision-making and creativity would be rewarded. The leader would be flexible, open to communication, and respectful of new
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