This essay is a reflective writing.
Steps in essay writing:
- Using an established reflective model reflect upon and analyse your knowledge, experiences and observations in relation to your chosen question
- Next, identify and cite one of the readings, articles or videos from the eModules and
discuss how this resource helps you to expand and deepen your original reflections
on this topic.
- Using the sociological imagination template, answer the original question you
identified in Step 1, using Germov (2104) and at least four other academic sources
(e.g. journal articles, research reports) to support your answer. Locate these
academic sources through your own information search. (1000 words)
Germov, J. (Ed.). (2014). Second opinion: An introduction to health sociology (5th ed.). South Melbourne, VIC: Oxford University Press. (Available as an eBook)
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