Rationing the supply of health care services Plan: Upsides of not paying for the NHS | Upsides of paying for the NHS | Assessable for everyone | Low demand | Equal quality | Lower cost for government | Guaranteed treatment | Lower waiting list | Some treatments are too expensive | The NHS is ‘free at the point of use for consumers’ so health care is available to everyone and not just those who can afford it. This is good for the economy as it prevents poorer people from not being able to work as they can get the health care. It also allows people to have a better variety of health care than they would usually be able to afford such as children having free dental care. It also means more immediate health care as doctors don’t need to check for a certain type of insurance before treating a patient. The problem with everyone being able to use the NHS means that it is in high demand.
In this essay I will be discussing the sociological approaches to ill health& health whilst assessing the biomedical & socio-medical issues and linking them to the given scenario. There are four particular approaches that I will be focussing on these are: Functionalism, Marxism, Interactionism and Feminism. The functionalist approach to health & ill health is a statement which was inspired by the work of Talcott Parsons. He concluded that in order for a society to function correctly & effectively all the members within the society must be healthy. Those within the society that were sick would be seen as a barrier that stops society from progressing.
Describe and Discuss the Impact Social Class may have on Health Status and Health Inequalities Katherine Phillips 10120669 DipHE: Nursing (Mental Health) NUR129: Social Context of Health FHSW: Knowledge Spa Module Teacher: Sally Pitcher Deadline: 23/05/08 Word Count: 1859 This essay will be looking at what inequality is and how different levels of social class affect the health status of people. There has been much debate of what health and illness is and as such has important implication for health policy. The term inequality refers to the degree of difference between one group of people and another. In this case the difference in health between those in different class will be looked at. When looking at the impact that social class may have on heath status and inequalities it is important to first look at what social class and health is.
Running head: Challenges to Using a Business Case for Addressing Health Disparities Challenges to Using a Business Case for Addressing Health Disparities Tracy L. Smith Liberty University Online Community Health 349 Challenges to Using a Business Case for Addressing Health Disparities In this article the authors are considering the challenges of health disparities on the social and business levels. Before we begin to discuss the many challenges we must define what disparities are. Disparities is defined by Webster as a lack of similarity or equality; inequality; or difference. “Disparities in healthcare, that is differences in the preventive, diagnostic and treatment services offered to people with similar health conditions”. There are many challenges facing people today that are preventing them from getting quality healthcare.
Germov (p. 12) makes mention of the model’s “reductionism”, which operates by reducing its focus to the biological, cellular, and genetic levels, and Doyal (p. 245) also draws attention to the limited “conceptual schema” that doctors and some other health care providers use to understand “complex human phenomena”, her implication being that human health has a significant non-physical dimension. The recognition that social factors can physically affect and otherwise serve to shape and inform notions of health and illness has over time given rise to an explicitly social model of health. Engels (in Germov, p. 8) posited a causal link between poor working conditions in mines and the “black lung” disease in the nineteenth-century, and McKeown (in Germov, pp. 13-14) and Marmot (2005, p. 1101) have more recently argued that even ostensibly individual causal health factors to large extent have a social basis. Turner (p. 235) writes that the basic position in the present sociological approach to illness is to see it as fundamentally a social state of affairs, which amounts to not narrowly defining it as a biological and individual phenomenon, and Germov (p. 4) importantly adds that the social model of health does not
The Relationship between Class and Health 654307 | M12 Gwyneth Warner Word Count: 2006 6th August 2012 | SHN 123 The aim of this essay is to consider how the structural factor of social class affects health, the pre-existing theory being that the length and richness of an individual’s life is strongly shaped by the hierarchies that stand around income, education and occupation (Graham, 2001). This will be achieved by examining ideas and evidence of health inequalities, economic reports and national statistics to validate and determine the best explanations of this theory. Social class is a term that refers to a group of people who hold a particular economic and social position in society (Laureau
Outline the postmodernist view of the role of Education Postmodernists take a diversity approach when considering the role of education. They argue that the Marxist view is outdated and that society has entered a new postmodern phase. Marxists believe that capitalism cannot function without a workforce that is willing to accept exploitation. They also see education as reproducing and legitimating class inequality. Postmodernists reject this view of Marxism, that we still live in a two-class society and the claim that education reproduces class inequality.
Why should this be a concern of doctors? Practising Holistic Medicine The interaction of social factors Unemployment and Poverty Housing Ill health prevention strategies The NHS as an employer 4 7 12 14 16 17 19 21 22 What can doctors do? (including action grid to help inform activity) 24 Conclusions 25 3
Well yes, for the most part they are, but they aren’t a waste. At least my dealer doesn’t rip me off though, that would make me lose even more money. Drugs have made me very responsible, believe it or not. My mom is having a lot of financial problems right now. In that case, to help her out, I got a job so that I didn’t have to keep lying to her to get money out of her or steal more money from her purse.
Generally, universal healthcare uses taxes from higher income individuals and designates those funds for paying lower income individuals medical needs. Some consider this program provides social equality for people experiencing some kind of poverty or inequality circumstance. Nevertheless, the government controls a universal healthcare program (Mehmud & Neiman, 2013). This assessment recognizes the global issue, identifies the qualifying population, determines how the problem influences social change, and clarifies how diverse social groups manage the