Social Determinants of Health and Well-Being. Health Inequality in the United Kingdom

von: Patrick Kimuyu

GRIN Verlag , 2017

ISBN: 9783668581852 , 11 Seiten

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Social Determinants of Health and Well-Being. Health Inequality in the United Kingdom


Research Paper (postgraduate) from the year 2017 in the subject Medicine - Public Health, grade: 1, Egerton University, language: English, abstract: This research will give an overview on health inequalities among people with learning disabilities, in the United Kingdom. Health inequalities appear to be a global, national and a local issue, which has remained potential challenge health and wellbeing of the global population. It has emerged that there has been significant differences in health status of different social groups among the global populations. Currently, there are several health gaps, which are believed to be the principal determinants of the length and quality of life a given individual enjoys. Healthcare reports indicate that some population groups experience improved lifestyles with proper health status, whereas other social groups experience poor health status, owing to their biological or social status. In a community, whereby significant health status gaps exist, the population is divided into blocks on the basis of health status. Health inequalities can be identified depending on different parameters, especially with regard to health. It is worth noting that life expectancy in developed countries such as the United Kingdom has increased significantly. As a result, all countries have come to realize that health inequalities are virtually unacceptable.