Diseases and conditions that have been inadequately funded Group Discussion help

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MY section of this discussion is as follows: 


  • Diseases and conditions that have been inadequately-funded

What I need is a 2 page paper on some of the major diseases and conditions that have been inadequately funded that incorporates what is listed below. Please ask me questions if you are unsure


Discussion topic: Funding Medical Research

How should decisions be made about allocating funds for medical research?

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Think about the following questions:

  • Do you agree or disagree with the article?
  • Is a disease that is genetically-based of more value to study than one that is behaviorally-based? (eg., cancer, alcoholism and substance abuse)
  • Should we spend more money for treatment or prevention? If both, then what proportions of funds should be allocated for each?
  • In what form can “prevention” be delivered? public education? vaccines/medications? both?
  • What diseases/conditions/addictions receive priority? Why?
  • How is a research proposal evaluated to determine if it deserves the allocation of funds?
  • How is research funded via federal grants? via private grants?

Your group presentation should include the following sections:

  • History of medical research funding
  • Federal Grants
  • Private Grants
  • Diseases and conditions that have been well-funded
  • Diseases and conditions that have been inadequately-funded
  • Treatment vs. prevention
  • Personal opinions of group members
  • Bibliography

Be sure to support your information with valid references!

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