discussion post

According to the article, “Health Disparity and Structural Violence: How Fear Undermines Health Among Immigrants at Risk for Diabetes,” narratives tell the story of the interconnectedness between fear and health. Thematically, the issue of fear is a dominant feature that affects how an individual approaches day-to-day living and health. Explain the relationship between fear and health identified by the researchers in the article. Do you agree that structural violence perpetuates health disparity?

“Health Disparity and Structural Violence: How Fear Undermines Health Among Immigrants at Risk for Diabetes,” by Reeves, Niforatos, Mishra, Regino, Gingrish, and Bultren, from Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice (2011).