Hlsc120: Society, Culture and Health Essay

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HLSC120: Society, Culture and Health
Reflective Learning & Writing Proforma (Example Only) for Assessment 2 – Reflective Learning & Writing – 30% weighting – 1,500 words

Due Date: 12 midday, 26 March 2012 (Monday)

[This proforma is available on LEO as a Word document for your use in completing this assessment task.]

Use this proforma to organise your response to the reflective assessment task. Use the steps as headings and write in paragraphs below the headings. This is not an essay task. All your sources should be referenced using APA style.
Step 1:
Carefully choose one question from the Reflective Learning and Writing section of eModule 1 or 2 to guide your reflection. Write the question here:

Why do poor countries
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According to Gormov (2009), historical factors explain “how the past influences the present”; cultural factors explain “how cultural impacts on our lives”; structural factors explain “how particular forms of social organisation affect our lives” and critical factors explain “how we can improve the current environment” (Germov, 2009, p.6) Germov (2009) has also related health and illness with the social construction. I have also found that people from different societies have different ideas, beliefs and understanding of health and illness according to their social construction.

Step 3:
Next, identify and cite one of the readings, articles or videos from the eModule and discuss how this resource helps you to expand and deepen your original reflections on this topic. Remember to relate the information from this resource back to the factors from the sociological imagination template.
As I have previously mentioned above, I think one of the causes for different health problems in poor countries and wealthy countries is symbolic interactionism as health and illness are perceived individually and are effected by social constructions which is different in different culture (Gormove,2009). When I realise this, I went to video of Soctheory (2008) to find out more information about symbolic interaction. I found three premises on this video. I understand that there are different interactions within individuals towards meaning on same object and they give different

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