SOC 101 Notes Class Notes Healthcare 4-13, 4-18

SOC 101 Notes Class Notes Healthcare 4-13, 4-18 - SOC 101...

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SOC 101 Notes I. Overview A. Social institution that protects and promotes public health B. Social Construction of Health 1. Cultural norms affect health - Yaws- facial formation in Africa that was though to be normal - Caffeine- 85% would be sick if they went cold turkey - Drapetomania- made up disease about slaves running away 2. Cultural health standards change over time - Cholesterol, STDs, number of hours of sleep - Demonic possession, gays, women in sports 3. Social inequality affects who is healthy - haves and have nots - some societies have universal healthcare C. Health and healthcare in the US - individualists, capitalists, technologists - best doctors in the world - new technologies and drugs - don’t focus on prevention - don’t meet basic public health need D. Health indicators 1. Life expectancy - poor compared to other developed countries - 48 th in world 2. Infant mortality rates - poor to developed countries 3. Childhood immunization - 50 th -100 th II. US Health Care Crisis A. Cost:
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