It is often challenging to have health care services that meet the needs of Canada’s diverse population and the needs of both men and women. Gender influences access to care and women in particular are at risk for face difficulties to care (Ontario Women`s Health Equity Report, 2010 p.1). Women are more likely to be poor and have greater caregiver responsibilities in contrast to men. These both factors are barriers to accessing health services. The way the health care system is organized creates barriers to accessing effective care for women because it has failed to take into account that men and women use the health care system very differently. Canada’s health care system reinforces gender inequity rather than eliminating
“Without a lifespan view of women’s health… we are unlikely to be successful in advancing women’s health” (Woods 2009, pg. 400). A Global Health Imperative (2009) by author Nancy Fugate Woods explains the issues about health status and opportunities for the health of girl-children world-wide, which includes sex and gender disparities. Girl and women’s health is important, but just not as important as men’s health. Woods gives example of women’s health issues that are extremely serious. “Health issues or problems that occur predominantly in women are breast cancer and menopause” (Woods 2009, pg. 400). Women all over the world have the risk of getting breast cancer, HIV and Aids. Women that are affected by these diseases in some countries may
Health, a basic human rights an important factor for development. Though Women is most societies live longer than men because of biological and behavioural factors (WHO, 2009 p-xi) but WHO is worried that in some societies this factors are subdued by gender base discrimination 2009 report of WHO named “Women and Health stressed that the health needs of women and girls are different from men and are the needs are met far from the expected ones.
A notable discrepancy exists between health care received by the black population in comparison to the white population. However, the foundation of health care inconsistencies has yet to be firmly established. Instead, conflicting views prioritize causes of health care disparities as due to social determinants or due to individual responsibility for health (Woolf & Braveman, 2011). Emerging literature also indicates that health care providers propagate disparities by employing implicit biases (Chapman, Kaatz, & Carnes, 2013; Dovidio, Fiske, 2012). This paper aims to discuss black health care disparities as a function of socially constructed beliefs that both consciously and unconsciously influence health care professionals practice.
Sex discrimination is when a person is treated less favourably than a person of the opposite sex would be treated in the same or similar circumstances.
My proposed research will add to this existing literature by providing information by gender on a narrow-focused clinical case definition, e.g., inpatient services utilization and acute kidney injury using a National VA sample. My proposed study is significant because, in it, I will attempt to identify gender disparities in health services use and short-term outcomes for a particular clinical condition. Examining gender disparities in health services use and outcomes can uncover who access care; the type of services used; at what frequency, and under what circumstances (Barton, 2010). This study will potentially contribute to positive social change by identifying gender disparities in health services use and also in patient care and access. The findings from this study can increase VA administrators and policymakers' knowledge of the significance of gender in VA health services use. This information can assist the VA administrators and policymakers to develop and implement policies, procedures, or universal standards of care across the VA hospitals nationally. The policies, procedures, or universal standards created can promote and provide equal access to health care services thus, leading to healthier outcomes and overall quality of life
For many Somali women, there is a gap between what their culture excepts of health living and the culture found in America. In the study that looks at Somali women’s beliefs about the health care system and their own health, many women mention that in their Somali culture health care and preventative care aren’t always viewed upon positively (2010, pg. 355). Many Somali women visit the doctor and expect immediate results, testing and screening doesn’t always make sense to them. Preventative care is a concept that isn’t understood, resulting in some Somali women being shocked with they see they have hypertension or other diseases. In the culture, they assume they are healthy until they are physically in pain or feel sick (2010, pg. 355). Due to Somali women feeling as if though providers aren’t doing enough or the results they get don’t make sense because they were never aware of the condition before, many avoid going to the doctor in the future. This can cause issues in the exercise science field as exercise and nutrition are the both forms of preventative care. If Somali women aren’t thinking about how their activity or food choices can impact their health, or that their life style choices can result in disease, then they aren’t making choices with full knowledge of the consequences. In order to overcome this cultural barrier, the bioethical principle of autonomy
There are disparities among people with different amount of salary or paycheck, because of their lifestyle they are living and how to deal with their needs and health problems when emerge.
“Gender violence is one of the world’s most common human rights abuses. Women worldwide ages 15 through 44 are more likely to die or be maimed because of male violence than because of cancer, malaria, war, and traffic accidents combined… people can perceive violence against women as evil and tolerate it at the same time” (Belknap, page 288). This quote helps illustrate the many obstacles that women face globally and within the criminal justice (CJ) system. Candace Kruttschnitt explores the study of female victimization, male and female offending, neutrality of theories, and how the media plays into the gendering of crime. Kruttschnitt points out the question of gender disparities: are they are handled in a more neutral manner or do they need
At my current job most of the population we serve and services we provide are focused towards heterosexual women. Although women make up the vast majority of our population in Alameda County Family Drug Court, we often have a small number of men involved in the program. Even though the enrollment numbers are small, having men in family drug court is not uncommon. Unfortunately the amount of resources in the county to support fathers recovering from chemical dependency is truly an anomaly. Three gender norms I’ve observe in my current job are 1) gender based chemical dependency treatment programs. 2) all of the resources in the county support women because caring for children has been social normalized to be primarily done by women in
Gender plays a huge role in the health care setting, for instants majority of patients now days would ask for a female doctor on the bases that they are more understanding. When it comes to male or female whether it be in the health care field or another work environment they think completely different on almost every topic. Males use more of assertiveness, and facts based, while females tend to use more emotion and strategic approaches. Women spend more time with their patients getting the gist of what they are feeling and a better idea of how they are going to treat the symptoms, while men on the other hand may usual only see you for about fifteen minutes get the diagnosis, answers maybe one or two questions uses the logical approach and
Throughout the course of history, the field of healthcare has always been in a state of flux; however, healthcare has also had one steady aspect and that is women have always been at a disadvantage when it comes to traversing the system. Women have and still do face many obstacles within the health care system. These obstacles include research androcentrism, medicalization, gender stereotyping, reproductive rights, differential treatment, and fertility issues, among others… In order to better help women navigate the healthcare system and to support women’s rights in the present and future, the obstacles women face must be explored and analyzed.
Sex discrimination is relatively self-explanatory, in that it refers to discrimination that is based on the fact that an individual is either a male or female. For example, Cathy work in the social service department which is mainly female and she discovered that she receive half the pay of employees who work in the planning department which is mainly male, even though both employees work for the same length of time. Sex discrimination is the most highly developed aspect of the EU social policy and has long been considered a core right (Steiner, J. Woods, L 2012). Over the years sex discrimination protection development have served a dual purpose firstly, it served an economic purpose in where it helped to eradicate competitive misrepresentations
As a health care professional what inspired me to take a course in Global Issues for Women: Gender, Race and Global Health centers on my interest in patriarchal societies, the structural violence of global neoliberal economic policies that cause gender disparities for woman all over the world, particularly in India and middle eastern countries’ and the cost they have on the lives of women impacted by such polices as they are exposed to to risk, death, suicide, differential access to healthcare, social rights, commodification of their bodies bodies, reproductive health issues and loss of control over their lives. I am also taking this class to gain a better understanding of the “Gendered Violence of Structural Adjustment” as well as learn strategies’ to assist and help women who
The Women’s Health Issues course this semester have been interesting and informative. I gained great perspective on health topics affecting women’s health status and ways biological and social factors put women at a higher stake for health issues. One of the most important thing I am taking away from this class is the importances of understanding women’s health, as a Public Health student women’s health has been a topic of interest for a long time. Coming from a developing country where many women grapple with health issues from discrimination and prescribed roles, it has been important for me to take this class and to have better understanding on health disparities that exist globally between women and men. In the following paragraphs I