lec 2 - Sociology Lec 2 Topics in Medical Sociology Medical...

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Sociology Lec 2 9/10/07 Topics in Medical Sociology Medical model of disease Looks only at biological aspects of disease Tremendous advances in last 100 years 2001 first self contained heart in human Used by most health professionals But ignores social aspects of disease Example: offset prob – 40% of first time visits to docs aren’t given biological diagnosis cuz symptoms don’t fit any bio disease. ie. stress or any other non med prob treatment still given though. time and money wasted. Myth that more med care is always better Ex: Iatrogenic disease – disease caused by treatment 15% who go to hospital get a new infection cuz so much shit there Apprenticeship system – older teach younger. Treatment done cuz tradition not research Ie. hormone replacement for menopause. Believed to also protect from heart disease and stroke. Finally did study and found just opp. Myth that med care can cure every disease Self limiting diseases Diseases that go away by themselves
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