BCOM275 Week 5 DQ 1 - ViewCounterview--Challenging Cultural Diversity
BCOM275 Week 5 DQ 1 - ViewCounterview--Challenging Cultural Diversity fin571
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Week 5 D01 ViewCounterviewChallenging Cultural Diversity Consider the following Some Pacific islander tribes expect the elderly or infirm to leave the group and go off on their own to die Provide your view of this practice by providing arguments that consider cultural diversity Respond with opposing views to posts by at least two other students RESPONSE 1 There are my societies that emerged around the world that are noticeably different than others many of theses differences continue today There is nothing in the Paci c Islanders practice that see wrong Every culture is different and that particular culture people who are sick or dying may bring down their productivity Having cultural diversity means having different cultures respecting other s differences When someone is sick or dying it could halt the communities work Aside from affecting the work it may also cause illness to spread In the United States healthcare is poor so many people don39t have the money for healthcare and there are many who make too much money to get free healthcare Going to urgent care or the emergency room most of the time it will take hours for them to see you unless you are about to die right in front of them It is very considerate of this culture to leave when they are sick or dying to not burden anyone RESPONSE 2 The acceptance of cultural diversity as a level playing field rests in the assumption that all cultures are of equal moral validity This premise creates dilemmas for the participant of discussion in such topics as the one above The greater question then is whether there are absolute facts that affect us as humans This would move us to determine the validity of this practice The moral framework that directs one s life is responsible for the determination of questions such as geronticide With views founded in the JudeoChristian view system there is a direct clash with the humanistic views of several in class This is unavoidable as the two systems are opposed This practice of gerponticide is regrettable and should be phased out as soon as practicable Can this occur without changing the culture that is unlikely Is the modification of the culture in this area positive from this perspective yes RESPONSE 3 When looking at this at first thought to myself how they could this and was looking at my family and how I perceive what is right But when l was thinking more into it there is some logic behind that thinking of leaving thr elderly and sick to fend for themselves When you are in a group or even a tribe the community only thrives by everyone working together to make sure that there is plenty of food and good shelter to survive When a person is elderly or sick it would require one or more other members to care for them to make sure that they are taken care of These people do not have that luxury and need the able bodies to survive In addition I am sure this is the way it has been for a long time and the people who are getting elderly are seeing this coming and do accept it RESPONSE 4 I feel that this practice of the Pacific Islanders who expect the elderly or infirm to leave their group to go off on their own and die ridiculous In our society it is common practice to take extra care for the elderly or infirm I know many occasions where the children of the elderly take them into their homes and take care of them as they did for them when they were children I could not imagine telling my mother to leave my home so that she could die alone It just doesn39t seem right I could not even do that with an animal feel these people are members of my family and I would do anything in my power to take care of them even in poor health or with old age It is the least I could do for them because they were the ones who took care of me when I could not do so for myself The cultural diversity is so different from what I am used to Different cultures treat their elderly different There are some cultures that treat the elderly with the most respect because they are the wisest RESPONSE 5 This practice by the islander tribes seemed a little quotdifferentquot to me when l was first thinking about it but that was because I was basing it off what I thought to be the norm After pondering the question it seems as though if we were to look through their eyes it may seems weird that we in American culture prolong the inevitable with our eldery by putting them in nursing homes filling them with medication or hooking them up to machines to keep them alive They may think that all those resources spent on just quotputting offquot what is going to happen anyways could be used for the greater good of the tribe There people need to focus their efforts on continue to provide for their current memebers and also to protect it from anything that could cause it hard When people become sick they pose a threat to the entire tribe and therefore need to relieve themselves fromit or put the entire tribe as a whole in danger We in the US utilize some of the same ideals when oyu think about it though but only when the sickness is detrimental to the entire populations such as quarentining an area or persont has has been infected with a major sickness that could damage the entire population
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