Ethics for Creative Arts and Modern Languages (Hawkins, Winter 2015)

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Exploration of ethical issues related to art and language

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6 years 11 months ago

I think your personal element added a great twist to your text, which was to tell us to act as a society so that doctors can tell us about what diseases we have. I completely agree with you because it is a right for a patient to know what he has. Why bother going to the doctor if it is to tell us that “everything is fine?” The fact that you related the members of your family inside the article proves us, as readers, that you are an excellent source to the ones that had lived the same situation as your family because you have felt the pressure along with your family. When it touches a member of your family, it touches you directly and it gives credibility to your statements.

Reply to: Obesity in America
6 years 11 months ago

I think that your ideas are very concrete and well explained. I agree with the fact that super stores offer great deals on junk food so that people would buy more, which however, costs to their health.
http://www.nbcnews.com/health/diet-fitness/cheap-food-blamed-americas-ob...
This article above relates directly to your article which insists on us, consumers, to resist the temptation to buy the “two for ones” as you call it. However in the link above, they insist on the reason why obesity in America is increasing. They explain that it is not because of the inaccessibility of fruits and vegetables, as researchers have already assumed. Fruits and vegetables are not more expensive than junk food. It is the food environment American citizens are living in that incite them to do so. People think that the main human problem is hunger and starvation since it has been part of history. It is a way to insert cheap cost products to increase the mass consumption, which is the main cause of obesity.

6 years 11 months ago

Your article is very well written and it discusses about a reality that is not enough spoken about on the news. Lots of medical students tend to have suicidal thoughts because of the work load they have. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/07/health/views/07chen.html?pagewanted=all
In the article above, it specifies that doctors are most likely to be depressed because of the social isolation that their program provides and because of the fact that doctors tend to be very critical of themselves. Females especially are more likely to be suicidal than males because of the working environment that pressurizes women, which increases their percentage of 130% of the suicide rate, and for males, of 40%.
In the end, the government does not put on enough focus on how problematic this situation is because they consider that it was worst in the past. But living in the present society, it is necessary that the government acts up and reduce the work load for doctors and physicians so that students can be more comfortable in their jobs and actually acknowledge the benefit that they are providing to our society.

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