Health and Health Care Preview Questions

As you read this chapter, consider the following questions:

  1. How do socially constructed ideas affect health?
  2. What is the advantage of understanding disparities related to social characteristics (race, gender, etc.)?
  3. Why are people with mental illness or abuse substance disorders less likely to get medical care and support?
  4. What are the challenges to all families being able to keep themselves healthy by meeting basic needs such as sleep, exercise and a good diet?
  5. What is the difference between a health care system and health insurance?
  6. How does family structure affect access to health insurance and health care?
  7. How do geography and income level overlap when it comes to health care access?
  8. What role does capitalism play in the opioid epidemic?
  9. Is health a human right?


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