A Constructive Approach To A Controversial Issue

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Health care by definition is the attendance to individual’s health in order to ensure the safety of the general public. It is impossible to claim that it is entirely the responsibility of one person or the government that belongs to the society where that individual is a member of. In the United States of America, each citizen and resident is entitled to the freedom of speech, freedom of religion, but most important of all, the freedom of choice. People are given the option to choose the lifestyle they want, and the effect of their action and behavior leads have on their health is the results of the choices they make. However, it is not only the people’s responsibility when it comes to ensuring the standard for public health. The government…show more content…
Brown, Rogan Kersh, David S. Ludwig, Robert C. Post, Rebecca M. Puhl, Marlene B. Schwartz and Walter C. Willett, research on government effort to resolve the issue of obesity has shown “profound effects”. For instance, a nationally representative poll, that has 1,326 United States citizens and residents, were carried out where participants were asked to identify the “high prevalence of obesity” (Bronell. Kersh. Post. Puhl. Schwartz. Willett. 2010). Surprisingly, personal behaviours, such as laziness and gluttony has the least amount of votes in contributing to the increasing rate of obesity over the past decade. Most people agreed that the cause lies with food environment. The presentation of junk food on television are negatively impacting the lives of adults and children alike. Where snack commercials are evidently more appealing and have unclear messages regarding the nutrition factor of their products are being legally presented to the consumers. In regard to the ban of junk food advertising, along with the removal of junk food in schools and replacing them with meals with better standard nutritional values, a correlation between the decline in childhood obesity exposure and the improvement on children’s performance and health is…show more content…
It is in the duty of the healthcare provider to understand that public health requires both the effort of the patient as well as the access to quality health and medical care that the government has to offer. It is always up to the patient’s will to change their diet to a more nutritiously balanced one and exercise more, healthcare provider cannot interfere with the patient's personal choice just as the government can only ban junk food advertising, but not completely removing it from people’s lives. Nurses can suggest their patient to their local health clinic to get free flu shots, but is not in the position to demand the patient to get vaccinated. They can propose good exercises to their patients and show them additional sources where they can find the information to living a healthier life. The responsibility in health is that of everyone and anyone, it is an accomplishment of a society based on the behaviours of its member, and without one or the other, public health can never achieved unless people are ready to create changes in
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