the topic of this discussion is defining health understanding health disparities and how a person s social roots impact their overall well being
The topic of this discussion is defining health, understanding health disparities, and how a personâ€™s social roots impact their overall well-being. To respond to this discussion prompt, take a moment to reflect on the readings this week. You will need to address and respond to all of the following questions:
- Ratcliff (2017) examines social determinants from an â€œupstreamâ€ approach (p. 2) using the analogy of people drowning in a river. Refer to the analogy on pages 2 and 3, and share your thoughts on this perspective. In addition to your thoughts on this perspective, delve beyond the surface and begin thinking about how social determinants are defined on all levels and what this particular term means to you. Explain how you define social determinants of health, why there appears to be a disconnect and what approaches you might suggest that would produce more effective outcomes than what has been used in the past.
- Understanding what social determinants of health means is significant. Navarro (2009) discussed that changes to health care have occurred over time. After reviewing this article, define what your understanding of what social determinants of health are and then provide your thoughts on the following statement, â€œit is not inequalities that kill people, it is those who are responsible for these inequalities that kill peopleâ€ (p. 423). Support your responses to this discussion prompt with examples that further reflect critical thinking and analysis.
- 400 words, APA format, 1 text citation, 1 article citation!
Book needed is: Ratcliff, K. (2017). The social determinants of health: looking upstream. Cambridge, UK Malden, MA: Polity Press.
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