The Americas were different in their reaction towards disease, than Europe. The way that they were different is the Americas reacted with death, about 75% of deaths in the Americas in 1492-1750 were disease related. The disease that was most prominent was smallpox. Europe didn’t have a reaction because the people had already had the disease and their immune systems were used to the disease so not many died. they are different in their reaction, this making the Columbian Exchange for goods but also for viral disease that killed many.
Shunning someone for his or her wrong actions is hypocrisy because the person doing the shunning isn’t doing anything right either. They are both wrong. People shun other people to make themselves feel superior to the offending party. To lift themselves up and glorify themselves, basically shunning occurs because people are selfish by nature. It’s also because people like to spent their time on judging someone on how they dress or who they hang out with.
P2:Explain the different sociological approaches to health and ill health. As conceived by Talcott Parsons (1951), the functionalist perspective on health and medicine emphasizes that good health and effective medical care are essential for a society’s ability to function. Ill health obviously impairs our ability to perform our roles in society, and if too many people are unhealthy, society’s functioning and stability suffer. This was especially true for premature death, said Parsons, because it prevents individuals from fully carrying out all their social roles and thus represents a “poor return” to society for the various costs of pregnancy, birth, child care, and socialization of the individual who ends up dying early. Poor medical care is likewise dysfunctional for society, as people who are ill face greater difficulty in becoming healthy and people who are healthy are more likely to become ill. For a person to be considered legitimately sick, said Parsons, several expectations must be met.
Socially it can effect an individual as they can be made to feel like they don’t belong and nobody wants to be their friend and they are excluded. Having no friends can lead to emotional damage. It can also isolate an individual and they can feel worthless and feel different from others. It can be extremely difficult for children and adults with special needs as it can be harder for them to fit into a mainstream setting as they can be made to feel very different and it may be unintentional but can be very cruel. 1.3.
Beatty tells Montag that with “a bigger market there is less controversy” however some of the authors were full of “evil thoughts” and they created and wrote content and compositions that were derogatory to many ethnicities and religions which caused dispute and arguments among many minorities. So the books stopped selling and books were banned- they “were dishwater”- so censoring books and tv programs was to ensure equality among people. By eliminating information and keeping people docile and passive with meaningless
In the book is described how the verdict of someone is a game of chance compared to the “Wheel of fortune”. It’s also mentioned how a price is put on a human life. Analyzing the paragraph without background information made me thought that the Justice system in the Holcomb is unreasonable and unfair. It seems that the author wants to make us understand that the way the government in Holcomb treats the criminals is not supported by evidence. Perry had some mental problems throughout the book but he was still hanged without a hundred percent check that he might not have full consciousness of what he did.
Many of these homemade alcohols contained much higher percentages of alcohol and they sometimes were unsafe to drink which led to several deaths during the prohibition. It is safe to say that there were no health benefits to the American people by outlawing alcohol. By outlawing
The article includes personal accounts of a number of patients and their relatives. They are relevant to show the point that not all of Nitsckes patients are in fact terminal but more like depressed. My overall opinion of the article is that the journalist makes Nitschke sound like all he wants is to sell a quick death even when the patients are not really dying. It also shows me that if we make this legal it would make it easier for people to use it as an excuse for assisted suicide. I found it very useful to get more of an understanding of the potential for
But on the contrary, most public officials believed that it wasn’t revenge from God, it wasn’t the Jews or even a weakness of the soul, but just a disease (Knox). They authorities tried to do every thing they could to deal with the outrageous problems, but there was only so much they could do, so once the government failed people would turn to ridiculous extremities (Knox). Only the wealthy were typically able to afford an exorcist or a confessor so the common folk would have to make do with the superstitions and “hack physicians” who knew very little about illnesses that dealt with human anatomy. Plague Doctors were hired to come in to towns or affected areas to “cure” the sick, but they were not even trained physicians or surgeons, so that alone was a rather large risk, but also understandable because the people experiencing this were very desperate to get healthier. The doctors would wear masks that had “beaks” on them to be used as filters that were filled with perfumes that were thought to be used as cleaning vapors.
This article talks about the lethal injections and how much better it is than the others were. For example, the electric chair seemed to be too aggressive and not something that needed to happen. With the lethal injection it was easier for the person to die and way less painful than the others would have been. There has been a lot of different places where the electric chair did not do what it was intended for. Another instance would be if the officer saw something was going on and did nothing means that they did not really care, because technically the person is dying anyway.