SOC 313 Cardiovascular Health A Woman’s Issue

SOC 313 Cardiovascular Health A Woman’s Issue

SOC 313 Cardiovascular Health A Woman’s Issue

A Woman’s Issue?  Prior to engaging in this discussion, read Chapter 6 in your text, watch the Noel Bairey Merz: The Single Biggest Health Threat Women Face and the Go Red for Women Presents: ‘Just a Little Heart Attack’ videos, and review any relevant Instructor Guidance. 

Analyze the new research indicating that heart disease may affect females more than males and comment upon how gender impacts our behaviors related to disease. How has the fact that most prior research has studied heart disease in males changed the ways in which women perceive the risks of heart disease and heart attacks?

Do sociocultural experiences affect how an individual reacts to symptoms of disease?


For instance, do men and women handle disease differently? Does it depend upon the type of  disease?

How do we see disease in others based upon gender?

For example, do we see some diseases as unfortunate and others as possibly avoidable by the individual?

Do we judge ourselves or others differently when disease or chronic conditions are presen t?

Be sure to provide evidence from your resources to back up your statements.

Prior to completing this discussion, read Chapter 9 in the textbook, the “Introduction to the Miller Family” document, and review any relevant Instructor Guidance.

Our stage of life, intellectual/cognitive abilities, and sociocultural position in life, affect our perspectives and resultant behaviors about a number of conditions including cancer. Consider the information provided in the “Introduction to the Miller Family” document. Both Ella and Elías have been iagnosed with cancer. Ella has been fighting cancer with complementary and alternative methods with some success for many years. Elías, her grandson, is 10 years old and has recently been diagnosed with leukemia but has not yet begun treatment. Putting yourself in either Ella or Elías’s place, what might your perspective on your cancer be? Integrate how the stage of life, cognitive abilities, and sociocultural position of your chosen person impacts her/his perspective on his/her individual disease.