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Societal Influences on Health

For this discussion, focus on the health issues you chose (A health issue that affects children at this level is Growth hormone deficiency) and the article you selected. Discuss the impact of family, culture, or society on a child's health pertaining to the issue you identified.


Berk, L. E. (2012). Infants, children, and adolescents (7th ed.). Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon. ISBN: 9780205718160.

Santrock, John W. (2010) A Topical Approach to Life-Span Development Chapter 3 Physical Development and Biological Aging Fifth Edition McGraw Hill Publishers

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The impact of society on a child's health pertaining to growth hormone deficiency can be both positive and negative, depending upon the circumstances. Society can have a positive impact on a child's health pertaining to this issue, due to the obvious reason that society provides hospitals and other medical facilities that can help a child to deal with the effects of this health ...

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This solution describes societal influences on health.