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Health Sciences: Modernization Theory

Modernization Theory is based on the assumption that as people age, their status in society declines . Discuss the modernization theory in terms of factors such as health care advances, honor, and multigenerational households. Do you think the terminology in the theory is clear in its explanation of social status and values?

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The modernization theory explains the changing society in response to evolution, and basically theorizes that the more modernized a society becomes, the more the status of elders declines. Health care advances can be viewed in relation to the Modernization Theory in that more people have access to greater advances than ever before. This is in part due to globalization and increased technology, both results of modernization. As health care advances there is a trickle down effect that enables even the less affluent to take advantage of advancing science and ...

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This solution discusses modernization theory which is based on the assumption that as people age, their status in society declines. It discusses the modernization theory in terms of factors such as health care advances, honor, and multigenerational households. It evaluates if the terminology in the theory is clear in its explanation of social status and values. APA references are included.

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