Exercise 5

 

 

            In the student proposal by Brianna Belisle, she is making a proposal to the university of New Hampshire to pave the dirt path behind Adams tower to provide a safe and well lit path. She also believes that this will create a safer presence around Adams Tower as the makeshift path goes through the woods which is notorious for illegal drug activity late at night. She had researched that the path is used to get to navigate in-between many parts of campus. In the paper she wrote “Adam’s Tower path is currently used as a connector to the gym, the visitor parking lots, the Woodsides, surrounding residential halls, Stillings Dining Hall, and classes on the west side of campus” (1). She also found that major periods of traffic during the week were during peak gym times as well as dinner time which was between the hours of roughly 5:30pm to 9 pm (1). The research was used to show how times of major foot traffic on the path happen near the same times as the presumed drug use on the path making it dangerous for many of the people using it. She found that only around a third of the campus partakes in reactional drugs meaning the path was creating and uncomfortable environment for many students. The un paved path starts very steep and has multiple rocks which can lead to minor injuries. At night it can be difficult to do so as there in poor light as she had stated which could lead to more serious injuries. The research showed that this path becomes much more dangerous during winter months as it is not treated like walks and streets and has icy patches through-out. An important topic she brought up in her research was the danger of rape around that area on weekends as that path would be used by intoxicated students and the path is not easily assessed by the police. There is not ethical dilemma to this proposal as its seems to only provide a safer path on campus at night as well as possibly lower the crime rate. In my opinion the strongest part of the proposal was the dangers that can be faced during the winter months as the snow makes the campus difficult to travel on foot. Also since many people on this campus don’t use the proper foot wear to get around snow and ice at must times this would be the must compelling piece to her paper. The weaker point that was made on lowering drug use as this campus is surrounded by woods and people would find other locations (1).

 

Work Cited:

 

(1) Belisle, Brianna “Proposal to Pave the Dirt Path Behind Adam’s Tower West”, (2016). Web. 2 October 2017

 

 

Intro

 

Hello, my name is Kirby Toussaint and this I the mypage I created. Over the past few months as I created this page that brought different aspects of healthcare together and seemed difficult to find the overarching theme. Ultimately I found that it had been looking be in the face the whole time as my writing had a similar underlying message. This mypage focuses on my interest on the need for change the medical field. This change being that we must be more proactive in healthcare by building a stronger bond between doctors and patients as well as putting more of the patients control in their own hands.

From my first paper I believed that mistakes in the medical field can have drastic consequences because of minor errors and miss communications. Millions of people have been negatively affected by this and i personally fall under this category. At the end of the day it isn’t one specific person fault but really the lack of reform to do change these problems. These site shows how I believe that it is possible for a positive change to happen and help create a better healthcare system.

This sites is based on the idea that health shouldn’t be something we just take care of at hospital and with our doctors. The best way to maintain a good quality of health is by being proactive instead of reactive. To do that we can no longer rely only on or doctors and caregivers. True health can be reached by making personal choices to better ourselves along with the aid from hospitals and clinics.

Thought out this site it can be seen ways that people can take their health into their own hands in a number of ways. Along with this, how we can help with the health of others around. Many people are afraid to help others that battle continuous illness and don't know where to start. In the one of my papers and my PSA i focused on one of these major problems, mental illness. Many Americans today face a daily struggle with this illness as 1 in 5 adults have a mental issue. This is a growing problem that many people face alone because of the lack of awareness and understanding of the issues it causes. When I first started researching this i was very unclear on what the actually issues was with mental health and didn’t know that there so many numerous forms of it. After educating myself on the topic I found it to be something very important to maintain health. A health body starts with a health mind. Many conditions that must Americans have stemmed from a mental illness. The problem is that the stigma around mental illness is very negative and people with it are seen as crazy and incurable. That why this site is focused on education people that health is a continuous battle that can be won through personal care and awareness.