Share stories about your own professional and academic experiences (within reasonable limits of self-disclosure).
Share stories about your own professional and academic experiences (within reasonable limits of self-disclosure)
Discussion Board: Question #1
We have reviewed the idea of a social-ecological model understanding of health in considerable detail. In week 5 we examined prejudice and stigma as social determinants of health. Based on research, academic and/or professional experience, share with the group what you believe to be some of the social-ecological causes or drivers of prejudice and stigma. That is, what policy, organizational, community, interpersonal and individual level factors drive prejudice and stigma as determinants of health? Following a social-ecological idea of multilevel interventions, what are some possible solutions to address causes of stigma and prejudice?
You were presented with the positive impacts and barriers to telemedicine as a possible solution for rural health inequities. Take this discussion further. What are possible solutions (backed by examples/evidence) exist for addressing rural health concerns?
For each discussion, please take time to consider the associated reading and lecture materials before posting your initial comments or responses. You may elect to, but are not required, to bring in extra research related to these questions to inform the discussion (i.e., consult Medline, PubMed, or other academic search engines or professional organization content, e.g., World Health Organization, American Public Health Association). When doing so, please direct the group to the appropriate citation or link. “Initial comments” are original thoughts about the discussion question(s), whereas the responses continue and expand the ongoing exchange. In order for our online discussions to be effective, it is important for each member of the class to participate during the allotted time frame. The course instructor will post discussion questions sometime over the weekend preceding the required discussion time period, and the discussion will close on at the end of that week (i.e., 11:59 p.m. Sunday). For instance, for the first set of Discussion Board topics (covering content from weeks 1 and 2), the course instructor will post discussion questions between May 20-21. Students then have from Monday 5/21 through Sunday 5/27 to respond. In the instance questions are posted early, you will have more time to respond. You may post a minimum of once, and maximum of three times, for a particular topic.
Some tips to make meaningful contributions to the discussion are:
- Discuss/explain why you agree or disagree with something. (don’t just say “I agree” or “I disagree”)
- Share stories about your own professional and academic experiences (within reasonable limits of self-disclosure)
- Ask questions to further the discussion
- Post and refer to additional resources (websites, books, articles)
- Provide an alternative perspective
- Relate the questions back to course content or other academic topics
- Link the questions back to your respective sub-disciplines (e.g., health promotion, public health nursing, etc.)