Section 9-5 - Sept 5, 2007 Bio&Soc205 Section 11 In his...

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Bio&Soc205 Sept 5, 2007 Section 11 In his Ecological Systems Theory, Urie Bronfenbrenner presents human development as occurring in an overlapping ecological system. These systems work together to influence a person’s development. This week’s reading show how disease, too, can play into this system to become a symbiotic array of social, political, and economic issues. A disease begins as a mere nomenclature for a list of symptoms experienced by several individuals. As it becomes more prominent, the disease becomes a matter between a doctor and a patient. It then has an effect on the patient’s family and relations. This in turn may affect the doctor patient relationship and may even lead to events that either help or hinder the original symptoms. If the cure or research for the disease has a high economic cost, the government may contribute towards management, or, if the patient is very lucky, towards a cure. The disease then becomes a social, political, and economic matter. To add to this, businessmen who manage the
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Section 9-5 - Sept 5, 2007 Bio&Soc205 Section 11 In his...

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