1. What are the five developmental tasks of young adulthood, and how can the accomplishing of one influence the accomplishing of any of the remaining four?
Levinson named five developmental tasks for young adults. These are pursuing a dream, creating relationships, developing an occupational career, forming a marriage and family and building responsibility in the larger community (Burns, 2005). These developmental tasks are interdependent on each other and achieving one affects the possibilities of accomplishing the other four. The development of a career will help in achieving other tasks as the young adult attains a means with which she/he can support the family. The career may help in achieving the dream which …show more content…
The risk factors that can be changed through behavior change include tobacco and alcohol use, physical inactivity, a poor diet that includes high saturated fats, diabetes, obesity and high blood pressure and poverty. Research has shown that stress mainly caused by poverty increases the risk of cardiovascular diseases.
Some of these risks are correlated and contribute to the risk. Poor diet, physical inactivity and cigarette smoking contribute to a high blood pressure thus increasing the risk for heart disease. Those who suffer from type2 diabetes are at a higher risk of contracting heart diseases and they should try and control diabetes to reduce the risk (Burns, 2005). Obesity is a risk factor that contributes to the increase in heart disease. Obesity is caused by physical inactivity and a poor diet high in cholesterol and saturated fat. Obesity may also contribute to high blood pressure.
4. What role does Medicare and Medicaid play in meeting the health care needs of the American public?
Medicare and Medicaid are health programs in the US that are available for some groups of people who cannot afford private health care. Medicaid is a health program that provides health assistance to low income earners and needy groups. However there are conditions that must be ascertained before these low income earners qualify to receive Medicaid.
Medicare is an insurance program with contributions coming from private and public