Analysis

The chosen media item highlights the different types of strokes people are diagnosed with and their effects on the central nervous system. It goes on to further explain how and why they occur. This short documentary is aimed towards public awareness, mainly to educate and inform viewers in general about the impact of strokes. It is applicable to society in a global manner, however its main target would be the American audience as it is based in the United States.
This video is presented in a factual straight-forward fashion clearly presenting the relevant information to its viewers, regarding the reality of these common types of strokes. Dr. Gerald Choduk narrates throughout the video which accredits the informative material provided, increasing the reliability of the sources of the presented facts There is no prior scientific professional background required to understand the contents. References to scientific/ medical terms used, were clearly defined and explained. The anatomical and physiological aspects are also demonstrated with animation of the human blood circulatory and central nervous system.

From a critical view point, the video was constructed to be concise and easily understandable. With these constraints, various factors such as further in-depth detail and current statistics were left out. There is a main emphasis on the types of strokes which would be rather vague and inconclusive to some viewers. The lack of demonstrating personal victim experiences and information on how to prevent the condition may affect the effectiveness of the media item as a whole.






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