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    I've signed up to do an EPQ but can't think of a topic that is specific enough but also has lots of resources to research. I would like to do something related to medicine or mental health (specifically eating disorders or depression) but tying it into another country's culture such as Japan or South Korea would also be very useful but not necessary.
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    I've signed up to do an EPQ but can't think of a topic that is specific enough but also has lots of resources to research. I would like to do something related to medicine or mental health (specifically eating disorders or depression) but tying it into another country's culture such as Japan or South Korea would also be very useful but not necessary.
    Well you need to do some research. I would look to find out how eating disorders or depression manifest themselves in the respective countries and absorb what their approach and successes are. Once thats understood then it would be good if one country was more successful, then you could examine the reasons why looking at culture, strategy and approach. The other way to pitch it is if one country was failing.

    I dont know where you would find it, but some basic research into Japanese healthcare and once you have a few research papers, then you can use the footnotes and bibliography to fin further research,

    Just basic google starts to throw up articles, so should be easy.

    https://www.theguardian.com/society/...are-your-story
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...rders-in-japan
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    (Original post by 999tigger)
    Well you need to do some research. I would look to find out how eating disorders or depression manifest themselves in the respective countries and absorb what their approach and successes are. Once thats understood then it would be good if one country was more successful, then you could examine the reasons why looking at culture, strategy and approach. The other way to pitch it is if one country was failing.

    I dont know where you would find it, but some basic research into Japanese healthcare and once you have a few research papers, then you can use the footnotes and bibliography to fin further research,

    Just basic google starts to throw up articles, so should be easy.

    https://www.theguardian.com/society/...are-your-story
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...rders-in-japan
    Thanks for the response, this was helpful
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    (Original post by Etoilecyber)
    I've signed up to do an EPQ but can't think of a topic that is specific enough but also has lots of resources to research. I would like to do something related to medicine or mental health (specifically eating disorders or depression) but tying it into another country's culture such as Japan or South Korea would also be very useful but not necessary.
    I've heard about a phenomenon about the Japanese work ethic causing people to literally work themselves to death due to stress and such. I don't know if that's of any use to you, maybe you could research as to how dangerous it is at the trade off of the efficiency of the Japanese workforce?

    I've not done too much research into the idea myself, so it may end up with a rather obvious answer so you might not be able to use it as a topic (sorry about that), but I figured it might help spark a few more ideas if it isn't useful itself.

    EDIT: Oh! I just did a quick google - its got a official name, 'Karoshi', which literally translates to 'overwork death', apparently its also found in South Korea and China too!

    Hope this helps ya!
 
 
 

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