Documentary Analysis: The Waiting Room

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Education highly impacts health in the contemporary U.S. There are many opinions on this matter, such as the opposing view that health has no correlation with education because someone 's well being should not affect the way they are taught. According to the Ross Mirowsky analysis he argued that “the more years of schooling, the better ones health, by almost every measure”. Things like better physical health and living situations, better access to medicine and medical help, along with the access of going to see a doctor sooner rather than later. Education also provides people with the knowledge of how important preventive care is. Someone with higher and more valued education overall has less stress, and stress can lead to a lot of problems …show more content…
The biggest issue was social class: the division of society based on social and economic status. The man with a testicular tumor had many tests done in a prior hospital before coming into the emergency room, once they found out he did not have insurance regardless of his medical emergency and need to find out if he had cancer the hospital turned him down and referred him to the ER in the video. This was a very inhumane thing to do. This man lived a paycheck-to paycheck live and could not afford healthcare. He had a low standing in society and in his economic status. If he would of had a higher level of education, the man and even his girlfriend would be able to not only afford insurance but also could of been able to afford preventive care when he began to show symptoms of a tumor. This is an example of how education impacts on individuals health in America. Without medical assistance this man is going to get worse, his tumor could end up being cancer, which would ultimately lead to his …show more content…
Education is the most important influence on health in the contemporary U.S. The journal pulls research and quotes “Resources provide parents with the material means, knowledge, and social support to make positive changes in their children 's health lifestyles (Link and Phelan)”. I agree with this statement. This correlation begins at a young age. If parents do not have the adequate resources to know about health then how are they expected to care for their children and pass this on. They need to be provided with the necessary tools, materials, and knowledge to be able to know when their kid is sick or be able to afford taking them to a hospital. Education most commonly leads to a better job which leads to a better income, ultimately making healthcare affordable. If a parent is deprived from education in a sense their child is too. They are now limited in resources. With education parents can learn what they need to know to support their kids healthy lifestyles and make sure that passes on. In conclusion with education comes knowledge and with knowledge comes

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