3120 Test 2 - REVIEW EXAM 2 SOCI 3120 These are all key points Study the material that means read chapters 5-8 in your textbook Remember-know this

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REVIEW EXAM 2 SOCI 3120 These are all key points. Study the material that means read chapters 5-8 in your textbook. Remember—know this information in context and be able to apply ideas to situations. The exam will be on Tuesday, April 1st. Chapter 5 The Social Meanings of Illness Social construction of illness Illness as deviance Stigmatizing the sick “just world” hypothesis The world is fair, poor is poor because they are lazy The Medical Model of Illness Is more accommodating, redefine disability The Sociological Model of Illness Defining disability as something wrong with the person (or morally wrong) Label you, treat you, if we can't fix it you will be treated different Medicalization the process by which health or behavior conditions come to be defined and treated as medical issues. Demedicalization demedicalization in the case of particular diagnosis--such as that of homosexuality as a mental disorder Medical Industrial Complex 3 ways in which illness is thought to be subjective Geography (money) makes it this way Means of social control – why are some prescribed a drug and others another
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Sick Role (4 Parts) Legitimate reason for being sick Can't help that you got sick Being sick is undesirable (can relish in the limelight) Have to get medical help (have to take that drug. .) Medicine as social control Talcott Parsons Rights: 1. The sick person is exempt from normal social roles 2. The sick person is not responsible for their condition Obligations: 1. The sick person should try to get well 2. The sick person should seek technically competent help and cooperate with the medical professional Limitations to the sick role Human Genome Project identify all the approximately 20,000-25,000 genes in human DNA, Ethical Considerations of Human Genome Projec t who gets the info what is helping and what is enhancing. ..etc Genetic paradigm peradime of genetics – we are trying to discover causes of diseases (we over look a lot of the social causes of disease) Magic bullets quick fixes (pills) Etiological factor (cause of illness) 1. organic breakdown or deterioration (e.g., tooth decay, heart failure, senility) 2.obstruction (e.g., kidney stones, arterial blockage due to plaque build-up) 3.injury (e.g., broken bones, bullet wounds)
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4.imbalance (e.g., too much or too little of specific hormones and salts in the blood) 5.malnutrition (e.g., too much or too little food, not enough proteins, vitamins, or minerals) 6.parasites (e.g., bacteria, viruses, amoebas, worms) Unintended Consequences of Medicalization Chapter 6 The Experience of Disability, Chronic Pain and Chronic Illness World Health Organization (WHO) The WHO's constitution states that its objective "is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health."[1] Its major task is to combat disease, especially key infectious diseases, and to promote the general health of the people of the world. Medical Model of Disability
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This note was uploaded on 04/15/2008 for the course SOCI 3120 taught by Professor Gosdin during the Spring '08 term at North Texas.

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3120 Test 2 - REVIEW EXAM 2 SOCI 3120 These are all key points Study the material that means read chapters 5-8 in your textbook Remember-know this

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