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Case Study Social media

Part 1: Directions You have been learning about social inequalities and social institutions. Considering what you have learned, please respond to the ethical scenario below and advise what you would do if you were in the situation. Please respond to the following prompts after you read the scenario below. Your response needs to be in a Word document with a minimum of 550 words.

Think about what you would do in this situation. oList and explain each of your options and their pros and cons. oThen, describe what you would do if you were in the situation and explain your decision entirely. Scenario You are a healthcare worker in a large hospital and have been on the job for 5 years. You really like your job, and you hope to move up the ladder over the next few years when you complete your current degree. The hospital you work for employs hundreds of workers, but only a few select people can access the medication storage room. You have access to the room because of your responsibility of dispensing medication to patients on your floor. A friend of yours who also works at the hospital asks you if you can get them a few painkillers to get them through their shift. You know that they have been prescribed pain medication in the past for a car accident that resulted in back problems. Your friend has only been on the job for 60 days and is still in their probationary period; therefore, they cannot take time off with pay. Their family relies on them to pay rent and food. All the other members of their family are currently out of work. You know that you are not supposed to give your co-worker any medication, but they are in a pinch and will not be able to finish their shift without it.

You have been friends for over 10 years, and you understand their family situation. Your friend does not seem to be a person that would abuse medication. PART 1 AND 2 IN SEPARATE WORD DOCUMENT!!! Part 2: Directions For this assignment, you will read the case study below and examine it from the three main sociological theoretical perspectives: structural-functionalist theory, conflict theory, and symbolic interactionist theory. Include in your response the core concepts of culture, structure, and power. Case Study Social media was introduced to stay connected but has evolved into a way of life. Social media began in the early 2000s with MySpace and has since expanded to many other platforms such as Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, etc. Facebook was known to have over 2.28 billion users in 2018 and is still the most used social media platform (Ourworldindata.com, 2019). Multiple research studies have looked at the effect social media has on its users with mixed results. Some of the adverse effects include cyberbullying, an increase in mental health disorders, and self-harm. Some of the positive aspects of social media are meeting new people, maintaining friendships, empowering introverts, and strengthening social awareness. Whether we like social media or not, it is here to stay. It has become how companies advertise to their consumers, families remain in contact with each other, and political battles fought. After reading the case study, answer the following questions in an essay format of 500-600 words. Ensure that you have an introduction, body, and conclusion. Using the functionalist theory, answer the following prompts. Indicate how social media has positively affected society. Indicate how social media has negatively affected society.

Explain what function social media serves in our society. Using the conflict theory, answer the following prompts. Describe how social media has affected or exposed the inequality in our society. Describe how social media has acted as a form of power in our society. Identify how the impact of social media and the power that it has enacted can be changed. Using the symbolic interactionist theory, answer the following prompts. Summarize how people interpret and understand the world based on social media. State how social media has shaped the reality of experiences.