Week 4 - Discussion 1

 

Equal Access to Healthcare


This discussion presents the opportunity for you to address the inequality of access to healthcare in the United States using moral and ethical reasoning. There is overwhelming evidence that social inequalities affect health outcomes. Many argue that lack of health care access related to poverty is a human rights concern in the United States and that should be subject to public and social justice inquiry. As such, the Affordable Care Act was implemented to promote health equity. Prepare and post a response to the following prompt:

From the viewpoint of a social justice activist, present an argument to a Congressional committee as to the ethical and moral reasons for supporting the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Through research, anticipate an item of debate that will be offered to you by the panel and use at least one ethical theory or perspective from the text to support your evidence of moral imperative.

Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support your claims with examples from the required material(s) and/or other scholarly sources, and properly cite any references in APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts by Day 7.

 

 

Week 4 - Discussion 2




Food Justice/Food Deserts


The purpose of this discussion is to offer you the opportunity to debate the issue of food justice and food deserts. Food deserts are a significant issue in poorer neighborhoods in the United States. In many of these neighborhoods, the only access to food is through a local convenience store or a fast food restaurant. This severely limits the options for the poor to have access to fresh and wholesome food and has been evidenced as a key reason for the obesity epidemic in the United States. This issue is encompassed in the overarching topic of food justice, which highlights the issue of food deserts as well as public access to genetically modified foods, organic foods, and the issues of equal access for positive food options in light of public health and social inequality. Prepare and post a response to the following prompt:

Read the Hilmers article assigned this week. Assume that your town is a food desert and you would like to do something about it. Prepare an evidenced argument to present to your local town council that outlines an idea to offer healthy food options to your town. Use at least one ethical theory or perspective to support the moral or ethical reasoning for why this program should be implemented.

Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support your claims with examples from the required material(s) and/or other scholarly sources, and properly cite any references in APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts by Day 7.

 

 

 

 

SOC 120 week 4 Quiz (all correct)

 

Question 1.                

Since 1930, the average lifespan of someone in the United States has increased by________

7 years.

12 years.

19 years.

 22 years.

26 years.

 

Question 2.                

The relativist would agree with which statement about stem cell research?

It should not be practiced.

It should be practiced in places where people believe that life begins when an egg is

fertilized.

It should not be practiced in places where people do not consider fetuses living beings.

The social context and laws determine where and when this research is acceptable.

All of the above

 

 

 

Question 3.                

What is one formulation of Kant’s categorical imperative?

An eye for an eye.

Always act in such a way that you promote the greatest happiness for the greatest number.

 Treat others as you would want to be treated.

 Do good to others with hate in your heart.

Always treat people as ends in themselves, never as means to an end.

           

 

 

Question 4.                

People who work in the field of mental health__________________

may reveal information in cases where the patient intends bodily harm to another person.

 may never reveal confidential information.

 ought to never reveal any information.

may not reveal information about diseases that could be used to inflict pain on another person.

 none of the above

 

           

Question 5.                

What is the difference between physician-assisted suicide (PAS) and euthanasia?

During PAS, patients end their own lives; during euthanasia, the doctor ends patients’ lives.

During PAS, the doctor ends the patients’ lives; during euthanasia, patients end their own lives.

During PAS, the doctor injects the drug to end the patient’s life; during euthanasia, the patient injects the drug to end their own life.

 During PAS, the patient and the doctor cooperate to end the patient’s life; during euthanasia, patients end their own lives.

 None of the above

                       

 

Question 6.                

Who is famous for establishing the oath for physicians that exists today?

Socrates

Heraclitus

Aristotle

Tiberius

 none of the above

 

 

Question 7.                

Death with Dignity requires that______________

the patient desire to undertake the procedure.

 the doctor administer the lethal dose.

 the patient have a family member aid in administering the lethal dose.

 A and B

 A and C

 

           

Question 8.                

How long was Terri Schiavo in a persistent vegetative state before the decision was made by her husband to remove her feeding tube?

1 year

 4 years

  6 years

 8 years

10 years

 

 

Question 9.                

What is one of the most fundamental questions in the issue of whether or not one can ethically use stem cells from embryos for research?

How many embryos are there?

What is the dividing time for cells in an embryo?

From whom did the embryo emerge?

When does life begin in an embryo?

None of the above

 

 Question 10.             

What is the best way to define the word “autonomy” when it comes to ethical decision making?

Having the freedom to do whatever someone wants to do

Having limitations that prevent one from doing what one wants to do

Having the freedom to make decisions that align with one’s desires, goals, and social context

Being determined by fate to act in specific ways

None of the above

 

                       

 

 

                       

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