Thinking and Discourse Prompts

After reading through both questions asked in prompt 1 several times, I realized how wording truly affects decision making. The two questions asked are similar, yet differ in the way they are asked. Question one asks a simple and broad question “Do you favor or oppose expanding Medicare to provide health insurance to every American?”. The second question is more direct and detailed ” Do you favor or oppose creating a single-payer health care system, in which all Americans would get their health insurance from one government plan that is financed by taxes?. These questions are similar, but may affect the way people respond based on how it makes them feel. When questions are broad and answered in simple wording, some people may have an easier time responding and feel more confident in their answered. When questions are more detailed and specific, some may feel more uncomfortable or confused about their answers. This can slightly affect answer results.

The polling results of these questions show that the wording of these questions may have some affect. The first question that states “Do you favor or oppose expanding Medicare to provide health insurance to every American?” The results show that 60% Favor strongly or favor somewhat and 23% Oppose strongly or oppose somewhat. A majority of people agreed to favor this option, whereas a small portion apposed. We all want to see more people find medical coverage and this question does not mention this option putting any expense to us as tax payers. That makes this question more appealing to most people. The second question states “Do you favor or oppose creating a single-payer health care system, in which all Americans would get their health insurance from one government plan that is financed by taxes?” The polling results show, 44% Favor strongly or favor somewhat and 31% Oppose strongly or oppose somewhat. The results for this question turned out to be much closer. This may be because of the detailed wording of the question. This question clearly states what is at cost for each person who votes to be in favor for expanded medicare. By stating what is exactly at cost in the question, allows people to be confused or unsure how they feel about the topic. This can cause people to feel oppose. I can agree that my feelings for each question differed by the wording. It show how important is to stay aware of the wording and information given in a question, especially when trying to collect data from a varying population.

In the social justice Vs. Market Justice piece, there are great examples of how wording really effects decision making. it gives great examples of how we as people and or Americans should be aware on how we make our decisions and how impact they really are. As a community we should strive to make choices for the GREATER good, and not always for the individual. By investing in our selves and our community remembers, we are investing in a better future. Being fast and effective is one thing, but being thorough and efficient is another.  As a society we must hold ourselves accountable by our values, not just individually, but socially as well.

Prompt 3: Birth Slides

Having a babies is a huge impact on a mothers life, Emotionally, mentally and especially physically. Being prepared and taking as much precaution when pregnant can effect the babies birth and health after, as well as the mothers health during pregnancy, birth and life after.

One concept to remember is information. Mothers who are more informed on the do’s and don’ts of pregnancies may find themselves more prepared. Being more informed can allow a mother to make decisions and actions that can positively impact the babies health and her own, such as avoiding drinking and smoking. Information can also guide new and inexperienced mothers to the right place to receive proper care. Getting proper care can inform pregnant women on how to manage a good diet, as well as how to avoid certain environmental hazards. It could also warn new mothers of potential health outcomes their baby may experience, and how to manage this after birth. Being informed can also lead new mother to other support groups that can assist them in their journey to mother hood. It should be a goal that all mothers go into motherhood healthy, happy and informed.

Having a plan is also an important concept of birth. Natural birth or C-section. If a mother is going into a natural birth plan, she must be aware that plans may change and emergencies happen. For some women, natural child birth is too dangerous and C-section is the safest way to give birth. Women must know their risk and take the safest plan for her and for the baby.

Another concept is insurance and options. Midwife service is available through all insurances in Washington State. A mid wife is an individual who is trained to help women through her pregnancies and birth. they assist in the process during a pregnancy and even a birth plan and birthing the baby.

Women’s health is a huge controversial topic that is often not taken seriously enough.  A Woman’s health not only effects herself, but her children as well. if we want a healthy population, we must invest in women. Access and resources are greatly needed in our communities to keep all women as healthy as they can be to ensure their health and future, as well as their babies health and futures.



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