SOC 313 - SOC 313 Week 3 DQ 2 Cardiovascular Health A Woman’s Issue
Cardiovascular Health: 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 present? Be sure to provide evidence from your resources to back up your statements.