SOC313 Week 3 - Discussion 2
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Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Refer to the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric under the Settings icon above for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.
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 (Links to an external site.) and the Go Red for Women Presents: 'Just a Little Heart Attack' (Links to an external site.)videos, and review the 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? Considering the videos, using Bronfenbrenner’s Ecological Model, what sociocultural beliefs contribute to the increased risk for heart attacks in women? Provide a statement from at least one of the required and/or recommended resources that supports your reasoning.
Your initial post must be a minimum of 250 words with at least one scholarly source beyond your textbook.
Guided Response: Read several of your classmates’ posts and respond to two of your peers. Comment upon some of the differences you found in your classmate’s post. What specific sociocultural beliefs did they describe with which you may have had personal experience? If you or someone in your life were to suffer a heart attack or be diagnosed with cardiovascular disease, how might your opinions differ? Would your gender (or the gender of the person in your life) make a difference in how you would react and/or change your mind? Why, or why not?