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Unit 8: Discussion 1
The two topics that
you are dealing with are two highly emotionally charged subjects.
Obviously it is impossible to cover these topics sufficiently in just one
unit. Hopefully the readings, questions, and homework will provide you with
a basis of knowledge upon which you can expand.
You are required to
post your initial answers morning; your comments on the postings of your
classmates are due on Sunday at midnight. Please be sure that your
comments to peers are substantive; do not simply write "I disagree";
if you disagree, go on to explain your comment and add your own insights. All
initial and follow-up responses require research and appropriate citations. You
should have a minimum of two postings (one initial and one/more follow-up
response/s) for each thread.
The following rubric
will be used to score your discussion postings:
minimal response given with no elaboration OR failed to complete follow-up
response and follow-up posting; all were clear and relevant, but needed more
responses were elaborated, clear, and detailed; complete responses and
Older people die for a number of reasons: cancer, heart failure,
complications due to diabetes, stroke, Alzheimer's, etc. Often times, the way
we live our lives affect not only how long we live but what we die from. Go to
following website and complete the short survey: The Longevity Game (http://www.nmfn.com/tn/learnctr--lifeevents--
longevity). You should also
remember what the average life span is as well as don't rely too much on the
game when it says you are living a healthy life.
o What were your results?
Don't be surprised if you get 5 stars, I am more interested in your years.
o Based on your readings
this unit what factors do you think influenced the calculation
of your life span and why?
o What changes can
you make to improve your life span?
Choose two common illnesses that older people
die from and using your book or another source, explain how your lifestyle
currently affects your risk of dying from these two diseases. Be specific!