003 - Prevention vs Cure
Discuss (AO3) the geographic factors that determine the relative emphasis placed by policy-makers, in one country or region, on prevention as opposed to treatment of disease.
If you smoke, statistically your story will end 15 per cent before it should."
- Geographic Factors
Define the words above using the 'Command Term' posters in the classroom and your 'Geography. Course Companion' by Nagle and Cooke.
Activity One - Discussion
- What do the key terms mean?
- What preventative examples are you aware of?
Activity Two - Note Taking
- Read the fact sheets below and make notes on the changing rates of smoking in England and the associated human costs of this lifestyle choice.
- Make a list of bullet points outlining the cost of smoking on society within England.
Read - Facts on Smoking in England
Read the articles below and develop a fact sheet outlining the impact that smoking has on people and the economy in England. The Google document below can be used as a template.
- How can the campaigns above help to reduce the amount of people smoking within England?
- Are smokers being turned in to modern day´lepers´?
- Are the campaigns ultimately successful? Read the articles below to help answer this.
Activity Four - Read
Read the articles below and make notes on the impact of campaigns on smoking.
- Guardian - Anti Smoking ads - click here
- Daily Telegraph - Government release new hard hitting anti-smoking advert - click here
- Emotive content of TV ads against smoking do they work? - click here
- Daily Mail - New anti-smoking campaigns - Click here
Activity Five - Write an Essay
- Write an essay outlining how the geographic factors of a country can influence government policies in the prevention of disease.
- The essay should be hand written.
- Approximately 1000-1500 words. In the exam you would only have about 25minutes to write this!
- Data is important to illustrate your points.
- You will need four colours to write your essay:
- One for the introduction - black
- One for the main body - blue
- One for the examples - green
- One for the conclusion - red
- Do remember the geographic factors include:
- social - pressure to start smoking/cafe or pub culture
- environmental - waste
- economic - cost to the NHS vs tax revenue
- political - ´nanny-state'
Exam Style Question
Examine the geographic factors that determine the emphasis placed by policy makers on the prevention as opposed to the treatment of a disease. (10 marks)