Unnatural Causes: Social Determinants Of Health

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The film, Unnatural Causes documents empirical evidence of racial and socioeconomic inequalities in health. This empirical evidence will ne used to explain the System Theory concept of “excess death” because “it looks at the system as a whole, with its relationships and interactions with other systems” (Bruce D Friedman & Karen Neuman Allen, p.3). Four main concepts of System Theory will be applied to examples from the film. Although admittance to health care is important for our health and well-being, we also know that the environment in which we live and work greatly affects our health. These circumstances are often called the “social determinants” of health. These social determinants of health “are the economic and social factors that

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