How could global, racial or ethnic stratification affect my healthcare career?

SO1050: Week 3 Assignment How could global, racial or ethnic stratification affect my healthcare
This assignment helps you apply your knowledge from this week’s modules
and readings.
It is important to learn about global, racial and ethnic stratification because
they directly affect the healthcare system. Globalization, for example, has
effected healthcare through exporting patients (medical tourism) and
importing medical services (outsourcing). Additionally, it is important to learn
about environmental issues because they can negatively impact our health. 50
Global Stratification
Answer the questions below. 1. Define the term: global stratification
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2. List Collier’s four “traps” that keep some underdeveloped nations poor:
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3. Define the term: globalization
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4. Provide an example of globalization.
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5. Life exists where there are bodies of water and land to farm on. How does geography influence
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6. What is being done to assist underdeveloped countries?
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Answer the questions below. 7. Define the term: demography
© Ultimate Medical Academy. 1 Type answer here 8. List three ways that sociologists study demography. (Hint: Under the Tools for Studying
Population section).
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10. List two issues associated with food shortage and hunger.
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11. Define the term: environmental sociology
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12. If you were an environmental sociologist, describe a topic that you would research. Explain why this
topic is important.
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Ebony is a caseworker at a community healthcare clinic. She is dedicated to serving her clients and
loves coming into work every day. This week, Ebony was assigned a young homeless man in need of
referral services. However, she decided to take another patient before the homeless man because he
makes her feel uncomfortable. 13. What is the difference between prejudice and bias?
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14. What is the difference between prejudice and discrimination?
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15. Is Ebony showing prejudice, bias or discrimination in the scenario above? Explain.
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Reflect on what you have learned this week to help you respond to the question below. You may choose
to respond in writing or by recording a video! © Ultimate Medical Academy. 2 16. Watch this video featuring Verna Myers, a lawyer and diversity advocate. In the video, Verna says,
“Biases are the stories we make up about people before we know who they actually are.”
What does she mean by “automatic association?” How can you change your automatic associations
to ensure that you provide proper healthcare to you patients/clients regardless of race, socioeconomic status or gender?
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