Languages and dialects and resistance to being

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Unformatted text preview: nges our ability to deliver adequate health care to millions - we encounter different medical orientations, languages, and dialects, and resistance to being treated by a white female doctor ‣ imagine yourself as a doctor treating an 80 year old traditional Navajo speaking patient - most of this countryʼs physicians are white - many diverse groups feel uncomfortable around a white doctor Social Factors and Disease • poor living conditions, elevated levels of pollution in low-income neighborhoods, and lack of access to health care facilities contribute to the high rate of disease among lower classes - stress is a major cause of many chronic diseases - 41 million Americans lack health insurance - hospital emergency rooms are the poor personʼs main source of medical care Health Care Crisis in America • cost of medical care in the US is approximately 14% of our gross domestic product • we spend more money on health care than any other industrialized nation • health care costs are skyrocketing due to soaring fees for hospital care, high doctorʼs fees, and use of diagnostic serves such has x-rays and screening tests...
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