The cardiovascular disease is a significant cause of death in Australia. The socioeconomic status is cited as the main reason for poor health outcome. Studies reveal that cardiac disease will be the leading factor in death by the years of two thousand and thirty. Efforts are, therefore; continue in intervening the problem along with the elimination of individual risk factors. The case of Matai unfolded the real picture of social, cultural and community influences on his cardiac health. The social determinants of income, transport and the unemployment place his life in a chronic condition. He tries to do his best for recovering from the heart disease but engulfs by the social standards and high norms of his community. Regardless of the advancement in the health sector, inequalities are persisting in the society of Samoa.
The cardiac problem are continuously affecting the community of Samoa along with mortality and morbidity of the individual. Those patients with less commercial facilities face acute issues in diagnosing their disease. Staff and clinical doctors are not cooperating with the individuals having the small amount of the money. The risk factor that is attached to the cardiac issue is the development of interventions and technical testing which might reduce the alarming problem and it can be used as a preventive measure (Betancourt, 2016). Around thirty thousand of the cases reveals that in different states there are the increased rate of cardiac patients. However, studies show that modification in diabetes, smoking, hypertension, socio psycho issues, physical activity and the consumption of the vegetables can efficiently increase the health of the cardiac patient. The epidemiological research has tried to identify individual risk factor that could influence the intervention of patient. For narrowing the gap in the field of the cardiac health sector, researchers are interested in developing the new approach for the determination of social factors. They try to collaborate the elements along with social and environmental problems.
People or the individual in the certain community have the impact of the social determinants of their health problems. Matai was alone, and his single daughter use to help, entertain, and assisted him in diagnosing the problem of heart disease. He was also facing economic deficiencies and cannot have the privilege of intervention through expensive healthcare technology. The multidisciplinary team assesses his case and diagnoses according to the requirement of his body (Bourgois, 2017). Matai needs the help of individual for his movements, and due to the health problems, he became weak. With the amount of pension and little income, he cannot do multiple tasks. His daughter was jobless, and he has no other source to earn money. The social determinant of the revenue also affects his life. While visiting the hospital with his daughter, he faces issues of increase heart beating and breathing. The more exciting thing is that both of the family members have also take care of their neighbour women who are confronted with the problem of the leg ulcers. However, his willpower made him sustain in such a critical social and community environment.
With the age of seventy-one and the weight of one hundred thirty kilograms, Matai requires the services of carer. He builds his psyche according to habits of the isolated person. The society is not ready to help him out, nor even his neighbourhood. He has no spiritual teaching or affiliation which also increases his loneliness (Clark, 2014). In the same way, the social and cultural determinants influence his life. The conventional style of dealing with weak people of society is still operating in the postmodern community. The culture of the Samoa community is based on the norms of status quo, which does not allow weak people to get diagnosed from professional health care centres. (Prince, 2015). The education is low and average individuals of the society is affected by the low income. The case of Matai reflects the actual economic condition of the society. Majority of the population of his community belong to the Christian religion. There are around two percent or less Muslims residing over there.
The social determinants and cultural norms influence the problems of health care in different communities. A short look at the health problems and the data calculations of socio-economic conditions reveals that increasing number of people are facing issues of obesity, health care issues and diabetes. Some of them are having acute problems of low income, unemployment and the expensive transport. People are increasingly confronted with the problem of cardiac attack. The standardised division of the hospitals in the community was significantly high during the years of two thousand six to nine. In the same way, the rate of diabetes was also top and it was up to seven times in the Australian public. The community needs to be facilitated by the donors and related agencies in eliminating the issues like unemployment and low income. (Stanley, 2017).
Studies confirm that the rate of heart attacks and hospitalisation of the people having the cardiac problem profoundly influenced by the joblessness, low income and the expensive health care system. The case of the Matai is reflecting the accurate picture of low income, lack of proper transport and the social standing of his community. More people are driving towards death through the severe deficiencies in healthcare assessments and systems. Similarly, the issue of unemployment is also affecting the lives of ordinary people. In the postmodern era of technology, finances are not only essential for good health but also a vibrant tool which people like Matai use to upgrade their social status (Fazljoo, 2016). The cardiovascular disease is one of the most significant healthcare problems in Australia. Despite improvements during the last few decades, the issue of health care remains burdens on the economy of the Australia.
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