From the article, researchers identify three dimensions of fear as crucial factor determining how individuals approach daily activities influencing health.

From the article, researchers identify three dimensions of fear as crucial factor determining how individuals approach daily activities influencing health.

From the article, researchers identify three dimensions of fear as crucial factor determining how individuals approach daily activities influencing health. From the article, researchers identify…

From the article, researchers identify three dimensions of fear as crucial factor determining how individuals approach daily activities influencing health.
From the article, researchers identify three dimensions of fear as crucial factor determining how individuals approach daily activities influencing health. In the case of cost as one of the dimensions, participants, who are from low socio-economic background, feared the financial burden of illness hence afraid to seek help when health issues emerge because they cannot afford the bills. People only tend to seek help when all other options have failed, at the last minute, when health problems have deteriorated and cost of care is unbearable, thus reducing chanced of recovery. Immigration, discrimination and language status is another dimension of fear revealing how fear affects health (Page-Reeves, Niforatos, Mishra, Regino, Gingrich & Bulten, 2013).The participants who are Spanish speakers and cannot speak English fluently, association of their neighborhood with negative economic/social conditions which accompany stereotypical unpleasant discourses, as well as, attitudes (discrimination), and immigration status makes them fear that they may not be welcomed in healthcare settings. The participants’ felt they were discriminated against in hospitals, clinics and hospital’s settings for these reasons. This is affirmed by experiences, such as receptionists refusing to speak to them in Spanish and emphasizing that they (participants) speak in English as required in America.

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