Inequalities in Health and Illness
The underlying reason of this is the fact that the gap between the rich and the poor in health and illness is continuously widening due to rapid changes in the society. This alarmed the researchers in this field because of the increasing rate of morbidity and mortality among the poor and poor countries. Therefore, several sociologists determined various factors that adversely affect inequalities in health and illness. These wider social factors included income difference, poverty, housing, and education. According to White (2008, 1), these factors are the result of unequal distribution of political, economic, and social resources which is very essential in achieving a healthy life. Further, sociologist also claimed that individual person have varied health and illness inequalities because of the difference in gender, class, ethnicity and lifestyle factors, i.e. smoking, diet or nutrition, exercise, stressful working conditions and to name a few (House of Commons; London, 2009). Access to healthcare (House of Commons, 2009) as well as the role of medical of the medical professions (White, 2008) has also major contribution to the inequalities of health and illness of an individual.
This discussion would seek to impart the important aspects and matters related to health and illness. It aimed to end health and illness inequalities between rich and poor, among men and women, young and old, etc. ...