184 страниц. 2014 год. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing Health care is important for quality of life, but is it enough to simply go to the doctor when we feel sick? Further, do all health care providers treat all patients equally? And, what can be done, if anything, to help those less fortunate to achieve better results in health care? This applied dissertation research project analyzes some of the factors that affect health care decisions on the part of medical providers and patients of care. It emphasizes establishing an internal locus of control, and introduces the responsibility threshold as a means of equalizing treatment between stable and disadvantaged groups. By focusing specifically on disadvantaged groups, the research highlights the plight of underprivileged men in modern society in terms of the sociological causal relationships that impede quality of life through non-compliance, and underscores the value of communication and personal responsibility to improve the health and wellness of this demographic.