Essay on Health and Its Determinants: A Case Study

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Health is dynamic and determined by the determinants of health that have factors that can both benefit and hinder our overall health (Liamputtong, Fanany, & Verrinder, 2012, p. 9). The primary health care (PHC) principles accessibility, inter-sectorial collaboration, appropriate technology, emphasis on health promotion and public participation helps all individuals at different social standings based on income levels and geographical location determined by the social determinants of health to access PHC and make an equitable health care system (McMurray & Clendon, 2011, pp. 36-44; Liamputtong, Fanany, & Verrinder, 2012, pp. 13-14). Social determinants of health encompasses ethnicity, gender and social class. It is seen as the essential …show more content…

37). However, in the case study of Samantha, her family lived in a rural and remote area and were relatively poor, therefore their income acted as a barrier to health care also there was no access to PHC in the rural and remote area they lived (Liamputtong, Fanany, & Verrinder, 2012, p. 9). Inappropriate allocation of technologies has contributed to health inequities over the past decade (McMurray & Clendon, 2011, p. 38). There is inequitable access to rural and remote communities therefore resulting in distribution inequity (McMurray & Clendon, 2011, p. 38). Also the economic costs of these technologies takes a toll on all of us, therefore low socioeconomic individuals cannot afford health technologies (McMurray & Clendon, 2011, p. 38). Hence access has been denied to rural and remote areas and is readily available in big cities and the cost is too high for those who are economically disadvantaged (McMurray & Clendon, 2011, p. 38). For example, in the case study of Samantha; she lived in rural and remote area that has been denied access to imaging and treatment technologies and also coming from a low socioeconomic background cannot afford to use the technology used for treatment (Liamputtong, Fanany, & Verrinder, 2012, p. 9).However

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