Levey noam hawaiis trailblazing healthcare

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Levey, Noam. “Hawaii's Trailblazing Healthcare Underscores Disparity.” Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Times, 5 Apr. 2014, . Health Affairs, 34, no.12 (2015):2192-2195 An Uninsured Immigrant Delays Needed Care Cheryl Bettigole Breland Brandt 004863564 Soc 170 Professor Timmerson Anti-Vaccinations The Anti-Vaccination mentality is a mentality amongst people that stems from a smallpox outbreak in the 1800’s. The outbreak led to the death of a lot of people, while also bringing along other forms of the disease. Naturally, this caused skepticism amongst those
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considering vaccination and led to the anti-vaccination movement. People became more open to complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). What differs from the CAM movement vs others is that you can not stop a person from trying alternate versions of treatment this gives hospitals less power in trying to stop it. In this essay, I will discuss the history of vaccination as well as explain how hospitals are taking on the power of CAM and how people are using CAM to better themselves as opposed to using vaccinations. Vaccination’s in medical history have an extremely bumpy track record. It begins in the 1800’s with a smallpox outbreak. The outbreak led to a number of other diseases amongst the population such as mumps, tetanus, plague, and a number of others. Small children who got the vaccination would develop sores and bumps in their mouth. The issues became so pressing that the United States discontinued the vaccination. The lack of success with the vaccine created a sense of urgency as well as fear for people. The lack of trust led to rebellion. People stopped getting treated altogether. In response to this, the United States made it a law for children to be vaccinated by the age of fourteen or else they would face repercussion. These new laws did not go over well. People felt that they should have the power to make their own decision on whether or not they want to get vaccinated. It’s unfair for the government to force vaccination upon people who do not want it, especially when these same vaccinations have led to a number of other diseases that were potentially worse than the disease they already had. People chose to rebel against this law and the anti-vaccination movement began. In this movement, people made it clear that they were not going to succumb to the pressures of the government. They were not going to let the government force them to do something that was giving them problems. In response to these pressures, they found alternatives forms of treatment such as massage, tai chi,
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and chiropractics. This movement was labeled as complementary and alternative medicine or CAM for short. According to the Library of Medicine, The CAM movement began “in the early to mid 19th century (Ventola, C. Lee.)”. These unconditional practices were able to pick up steam after the disagreements between the public and the government. The theories of CAM were drastically different from those of “conventional medicine (Ventola, C. Lee.)”. The focus was on
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