ohn is a 48 year old man. He is employed as a customer service representative in a large corporation. He has three children, one in college, one in high school, and one in middle school. He has a history of headaches, which he controls with a prescription medication. Lately, the headaches have been worse.
The first question in this discussion is opinion and experience-based, so you can begin immediately. For subsequent questions please meaningfully integrate your readings including the text, articles, and module notes in all.
1. Complete the details in John’s story. Describe his home and work life. What factors in his life might be contributing to his headaches? What will he do about his headaches?
After reading the assigned textbook chapters for this week and watching the videos, respond to the following questions:
2. After reading Chapter Two in The Health of Men & Women, what biological factors might be causing John’s headaches? Any lifestyle factors?
3. After reading Chapter Three, what expectations would have in terms of how john might address his headache symptoms?
4. Now that you have read the Chapters and watched the videos, reconsider how you completed John’s story. Are there any ways in which you might have reflected stereotypes regarding men’s health? Any assumptions you made that may reflect a bias in what might be causing John’s headaches or how he might respond? Any stereotypes that you feel you avoided as you considered John’s story?