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This assignment gives the student the occasion to show he/she has researched and understood the issues of globalization and health in the literature and is able to apply this perspective to particular...

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This assignment gives the student the occasion to show he/she has researched and understood the issues of globalization and health in the literature and is able to apply this perspective to particular countries and locations

  • Choose a social determinant of health (SDH)that has been discussed in this unit
  • Choose a population from a culture other than your own, that is susceptible to, or protected from, health problems due to this social determinant ( e.g. lower caste families in India, families living under the poverty line in a western country such as Australia/UK/USA, young women in Pakistan, children in Afghanistan, Syrian refugees, persecuted or ethnic minorities in other countries, elderly population of Okinawa Japan,)
  • Explain what is a social determinant of health, (using your own words, not just a quotation), with reference to the literature? Name the social determinant and population you have selected
  • Analyse the impact(s) of your chosen social determinant of health on the selected population using evidence from the literature.
  • Discuss how the negative health impacts associated with your selected SDH could be addressed to improve the health of this population or how the health enhancing aspects of your selected SDH could be used to improve the health of others.

You will be assessed using the marking rubric on page (17) however this checklist may also be helpful:

  • Do you state the question at the beginning?
  • Have you included an introduction briefly outlining what will be discussed in your paper
  • Have you stated which SDH and population you are going to discuss?
  • Have you demonstrated how this population is affected by the SDH (positively/negatively) Note – you will need to demonstrate that the population you have selected is relevant i.e.. they are susceptible to, or are protected from health problems due to your chosen social determinant of health.
  • Have you discussed how the negative impacts of your chosen SDH could be addressed to improve the health of this population or how the SDH which is protective of health could improve the health of others?
  • Have you provided evidence to support your various discussion points and position?
  • Have you included a conclusion
  • Note you must be concise in your discussion to ensure you do not exceed the word limit.
Answered Same Day May 08, 2020


Arpana answered on May 12 2020
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    “There’s nothing more important than our good health – that’s our principal capital asset” – Arlen Specter. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines social determinants of health (SDH) as conditions in which people are born, grow, live and age. They claim that Social Determinants of Health are the most complex and challenging of all. It is majorly deals with living, circumstances and lifestyle of people. It is also concerned with health implications of economic and social policies. An attention of scientists has been drawn by social injustice towards most powerful determinant of health in societies today. Earlier, poor circumstances were harmful to health, but in today’s society being poor, socially excluded, unemployed also matters a lot. Being social, we not only in need of good material conditions but we also want to feel appreciated and valued. In absence of these, people become prone to drug usage, depression, anxiety, hostility and hopelessness which affects the health. (Richard, 2003)
    Richard (2003) also highlighted the fact that poor social conditions affect health throughout the life. People who are down in social ladder are more likely to have serious illness than others. Good health involves reduction in security and unemployment, reduced levels of educational failures, improvement in housing standards. Social exclusion, poverty and relative deprivation have major impact on premature death. Also, it is evident the good relations, friendship and strong supportive network improves health conditions.
    In this paper, we will discuss Gender Inequality in India. We will discuss on Social Determinant of Health – Gender at the location – India. We will further discuss the way it is impacting the population of India. We will seek ways through which we can improve the health of this population. We will answer the questions:
· Is gender inequality prevailing in India?
· How gender inequality affecting health of people in India?
· Is the country taking any steps in order to improve gender inequality for health benefits?
Gender is socially constructed characteristics of man and woman such as their relationship, role, norm that exists between them. Different cultures have different expectations which has changed overtime. WHO (2015) presented the facts pertaining to gender that health can be influenced by gender norms, roles and relations and can also affect mental, physical and social health being. Gender inequality
ings in limited access to health service quality encourages high rate of mortality and mo
Gender Inequality in India
    Gender Inequality has been an ongoing social problem in many countries, including India. There are often prescribed gender roles for male and female members in our society that these members are expected to conform. These prescribed roles are often related to gender stereotypes. Gender is a socio-cultural term refe
ed to roles assigned by the society to ‘male’ or ‘female’. Society treats women as weaker sex. She is seen in role of subordinating men. India is ranked 125 out of 159 countries in Gender Inequality Index (GII), reported The India Express (2017).
In many countries in the world the societies are still primarily patriarchal, with males exclusively making all the decision and dominating in many economic and social facets of the society. An example of a region where this occurs is India. Gender inequality had significantly limited the amount of opportunities available to the female gender in India. There are challenges that females have to contend in our society. For example, in many societies females are disadvantaged in terms of the opportunities, such as educational opportunities, at a very young age. For example, in Indian culture, there is the traditional stereotyped perception that females should get ma
ied early, have children and em
ace the caregiver roles. This cultural perception unfortunately had resulted in many Indian families do not see the needs to provide their girls with education. Education is critical for advancement in life. Deprivation of unequal access to educational opportunities can significantly impact the ability of females to pursue better paying jobs. This in turn impede the females’ subsequent capacity to improve their socioeconomic status as those with low income and education are destined to continue living in poverty (Alter, 2008)
Priti (2015) researched that there are seven types of gender inequality at present in India which are:
· Mortality Inequality – In this inequality men and women deals in matters of life and death and
ings higher rate of morality in women. In Indian tradition much discriminations are made on dowry. There are many laws in the country against the practice but difficult to enforce. (Sarthak India, 2018)
· Natality Inequality – Boys are given preference over girls, thus, by determining the fact of fetus to be girl, it is aborted. There is significant difference in male and female population of India. Discrimination arises with selective abortion, murdering female babies and abandonment of female babies. (Sarthak India, 2018)
· Employment Inequality – During employment as well as promotion, women are given lesser importance. Men are given better work opportunities and pay scale. (Sarthak India, 2018)
· Ownership Inequality – Even property ownership is also not equal. Property rights always favor men in India. Claim to property is absent in Indian law which reduces the voice of women. Inheritance to any property of deceased husband or father is given to elder son without a wife or daughter having any role in it. (Sarthak India, 2018)
· Basic Facility Inequality – Even when demographic features do not show bias to anti-female, there are many other...

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