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From the Ted Talk by Mary Bassett: Why your doctor should care about social justice

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But I knew that epidemics emerge along the fissures of our society, reflecting not only biology, but more itpmlroatny pattrnes of marginalization, euloixscn, discrimination related to race, gender, sexuality, class and more. It was true of AIDS. It was true just recently of Ebola. Medical anthropologists such as Paul feamrr, who worked on AIDS in Haiti, call this structural violence: structural because inequities are embedded in the political and enoomcic oizaorinatgn of our social wrold, often in ways that are invisible to those with privilege and power; and violence because its impact — premature dhetas, suffering, islelns — is violent. We do little for our patients if we fail to recognize these social injustices. Sounding the alarm is the first step towards doing public htealh right, and it's how we may rally support to break through and create real change together.

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But I knew that epidemics emerge along the fissures of our society, reflecting not only biology, but more ___________ ________ of marginalization, _________, discrimination related to race, gender, sexuality, class and more. It was true of AIDS. It was true just recently of Ebola. Medical anthropologists such as Paul ______, who worked on AIDS in Haiti, call this structural violence: structural because inequities are embedded in the political and ________ ____________ of our social _____, often in ways that are invisible to those with privilege and power; and violence because its impact — premature ______, suffering, _______ — is violent. We do little for our patients if we fail to recognize these social injustices. Sounding the alarm is the first step towards doing public ______ right, and it's how we may rally support to break through and create real change together.

Solution

  1. deaths
  2. farmer
  3. world
  4. economic
  5. patterns
  6. organization
  7. health
  8. exclusion
  9. importantly
  10. illness

Original Text

But I knew that epidemics emerge along the fissures of our society, reflecting not only biology, but more importantly patterns of marginalization, exclusion, discrimination related to race, gender, sexuality, class and more. It was true of AIDS. It was true just recently of Ebola. Medical anthropologists such as Paul Farmer, who worked on AIDS in Haiti, call this structural violence: structural because inequities are embedded in the political and economic organization of our social world, often in ways that are invisible to those with privilege and power; and violence because its impact — premature deaths, suffering, illness — is violent. We do little for our patients if we fail to recognize these social injustices. Sounding the alarm is the first step towards doing public health right, and it's how we may rally support to break through and create real change together.

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