Social Institutions and Health

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due Dec 6
Week 6 Discussion: Social Institutions and Health
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Required Resources
Read/review the following resources for this activity:

Textbook: Chapters 11, 12, 14
Minimum of 1 outside scholarly source

Initial Post Instructions
For this discussion we will consider if the social world can be bad for your health and/or if social institutions can improve your health.

For the initial post, examine ways that some of the social institutions studied this week (the family, the educational system, or religions) might affect the health (physical, mental, spiritual) of the people in the institution. Also, consider behaviors, practices, or experiences of specific demographic groups in the United States related to the social institutions studied this week (the family, the educational system, or religions) and examine ways specific demographic groups’ health could be affected positively or negatively.

For the initial post, respond to one of the following options, and label the beginning of your post indicating either Option 1 or Option 2 or Option 3:

Option 1:What are some effects of family life on health?
Option 2:How might the educational system in the United States affect the health of American children?
Option 3: How might health outcomes be affected by religious practices of members of varying religions in the United States? Are there other behaviors, outside of formal religious practice or formal religious ceremonial observances, such as dietary requirements or other behavioral requirements of members of religious institutions in the United States that might affect their health, either directly or indirectly?

Follow-Up Post Instructions
Respond to at least two peers or one peer and the instructor. If possible, respond to one peer who chose an option different than the one you chose. Further the dialogue by providing more information and clarification. Make sure that you add additional information and not repeat the same information already posted on the discussion board as you further the dialogue.

Writing Requirements

Minimum of 3 posts (1 initial & 2 follow-up)
APA format for in-text citations and list of references
Include citations from at least the assigned textbook/lesson reading and one additional outside scholarly source to support your response.


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Reply to Week 6 Discussion: Social Institutions and Health

Oct 14 at 11:43pm
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Hi everyone, as you are thinking about the questions this week, please use sociological terms that are from the chapter and from past chapters and as we have been discussing in class.

How does society shape family life, and how has your family life affected your health? How can someone’s family shape how their health is shaped?

How does someone’s religion help to shape them and their family and how does this affect their health?

What about the role of education? How does the educational system play a role in someone’s health?


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