Institute: ONC | Component: 2 | Unit: 8 | Lecture: c | Slide: 17
Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:The Culture of Health Care
Unit:Ethics and Professionalism
Lecture:Contemporary topics in medical ethics
Slide content:Causes of Health Differences Natural biological variation Voluntary participation in potentially health-damaging activities, such as certain sports Exposure to unhealthy, stressful living and working conditions Inadequate access to essential health services and other basic services 17
Slide notes:There are numerous reasons why the health of one group of people differs from that of another group. One reason is that groups of people have different biological characteristics. Another reason is that people in one group may have higher rates of participation in potentially health-damaging activities. Exposure to unhealthy work environments or neighborhoods can also vary between members of different groups. In addition, there are differences in access to health care. 17