Dynamic Polarity

” Life is polarized activity, a dynamic polarity” – Georges Canguilhem Going far beyond an individual’s behavioral option (or options, if the person has more than one option he/she/they could choose from) the pandemic supplies example after example how a person’s life scenario can impact his/her/their health. Life. Health – as we know – is […]

Dynamic Polarity


” Life is polarized activity, a dynamic polarity” – Georges Canguilhem

Going far beyond an individual’s behavioral option (or options, if the person has more than one option he/she/they could choose from) the pandemic supplies example after example how a person’s life scenario can impact his/her/their health. Life.

Health – as we know – is socially figured out. Factors known as “social determinants of health” impact beyond the biological procedures of an illness. As it is widely known and verifiable, access to health insurance, food security, housing security, transportation, individual security, structural racism, and other factors contribute to 80 to 90 percent of public health results.

That is, the conditions in which individuals live, work, laugh, and suffer influence the methods which individuals offer and seek care, recover and die. Life is polarized activity.

In particular neighborhoods – particularly marked by poverty and vulnerability – the need to speak about social spaces of instability and turbulence appears. Is relevant. Is apparent. And how we all should participate in discovering options through meaning making actions is clear. Is a must. Is past due. D ynamic polarity.

” It is essential to state, we’re considering this. We’re measuring that. We’re recording this, we have information about it.”

Participation that can not, must not, need not … only consist of event, practicing and transferring understanding relating to – for example – health, sanitary and preventive steps. Genuine participation entails much more than that. It’s not only partaking. It’s ending up being part, even if divisions are felt, were put in place, end up being challenging … Life is polarized.

” A study from 2019 discovered that just 24 percent of medical facilities and 16 percent of doctor practices asked people about things like food insecurity, housing instability, transportation needs, and violence in their personal lives.”

Participation should likewise include and focus on the political and social aspects participating itself requires. Polarized activity.

It’s not only lack, shortage, lack of cash, resources, opportunities, possibilities and options … that result in inequities, it’s likewise a failure, a limited possibility, a low possibility to socially take part and live a dignified life in which individuals have control over their scenarios. Life is.

” Attending to social factors might make a significant difference to health if we think about that hardship, bigotry, and housing aren’t simply associated with bad results, however can in fact trigger them. COVID-19 is laying that reality bare, and providing us with an opportunity for policy making that aggressively hones in on social determinants-both to get us out of the pandemic securely, and for future health outcomes.” VICE NEWS

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