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Health as a social problem

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Framing Social Problems. Theme: Health

Framing Social Problems. Theme: Health

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  • 1. Is Health a Social Problem
  • 2. I love my body
  • 3. A perspective influences how you:
  • 4. Definition of Social Problem
  • 5. Defining social problems in terms of the 3 paradigms:
    a social problem: is a condition or pattern of behavior that:
    contradicts some other condition or pattern of behavior and is defined as incompatible with the desired quality of life
    is caused, facilitated, or prolonged by factors that operate at multiple levels of social life
    involves intergroup conflict and
    requires social action to be resolved
  • 6. Why health issue is social problem
    Illnesses
    Physical illness
    Chronic diseases
    Infectious diseases
    Mental illness
    Health care
    Availability
    Costs
    Deinstitutionalization
    Inadequate care (errors)
    Maldistribution of medical care
  • 7. Conclusion
    Nature of the problem
    Care
    Illnesses; Cure
    Relationship with definition
    Health can infringe on the desired quality of life
    is caused, facilitated, or prolonged by factors that operate at multiple levels of social life
    involves intergroup conflict and
    requires social action to be resolved
  • 8. Let’s look at classical perspectives again
  • 9. Analysis local situation
    Care
    Cure
  • 10. Contributing factors (global perspective)
    Life style
    Gender
    Occupational roles
    Interaction and socialization
    Industrial Economy
    Politics of illness
  • 11. Raj_Panjabi Post conflict
  • 12. Normative approaches
  • 13. Normative approaches to social problems
    These are more normative frameworks for the approach of social problems.
    These approaches have an ideal as objective (Utopia? Universalism?). They want to catalyze social change.
    They have a strong emphasis on human development, quality of life, sustainability and equality for all,
    Advocacy, activism, influence on policies, they want to change the social structure that reproduces social inequality
  • 14. Normative frameworks:
    Human-Rights based approached
    Basic Needs Approach
    Human Development and Capability Approach (HDCA)
  • 15. New ideas towards health
    Prevention
    Health care reform; need for universal coverage and cost effective
    Ongoing innovations
    Holistic approach
    Capability of individual
    Relationship health and wealth
  • 16. Local context
    Central Bureau of Statistics; www.cbs.aw
    Nationaal plan Aruba 2009-2018; see p.7& 8
    Wit GeleKruis Aruba; www.witgelekruisaruba.org
    Dr. Horacio E. Oduber Hospitaal; www.arubahospital.com
    AZV Aruba: www.azv.aw
  • 17. Look at
    Life expectancy
    Chronic diseases in Aruba
    Childhood obesity
    Cost medical care Aruba
    New health care approaches in Aruba
    Which premises are used in the “National plan”

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