Social Analysis Paper
Do we have enough doctors that are required to provide primary care for our societal population for the state of Texas, or for that matter the United States of America as a whole? Well according to Becca Aaronson, (“Short-age of Doctors a Tough Fix” published August 22, 2013), no we do not. We fall well below the requirement for doctors to general population by far for various reasons. However, the major contributing factor simply boils down to money. States are investing millions of dollars to come up with a solution to the short-age of health care providers, however, the only solutions being found are not permanent, they are only short term.
The primary function of this article, which was found in the New York Times, was to inform the public of a past and current crisis going on in the medical community. Ms. Aaronson published this article, originally in the Texas Tribune, to inform our society of what is becoming an issue for our country one state at a time. The article was written from a neutral perspective with very little bias as an individual to make us aware of what will be a major epidemic before we know it. However, we are able to draw our own conclusions about what needs to be done on our part. The author is writing to inform us as the public to do what our means allow us to in order to help alleviate this issue.
I strongly believe this article was written from a meso sociological point of view, which fits in with the social conflict theory. A meso level group is an intermediate size, a large group. The Social Conflit theory is a theory that focuses on inequalities within society which believes that order is based upon wealth and power. The Social Conflict Theory also believes that the more empowered and wealthy will push their values and beliefs on those less fortunate. Opposers to this theory believe that decisions cannot be made objectively and the values to lead to unity are ignored within. Even though it is...
Cited: Aaronson, Becca. "Shortage of Doctors Tough To Fix."Editorial.New York Times.Texas Tribune, n.d. Web. 23 Aug. 2013.
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