exam 2 (3) - Sociology lec 4 10/25/07 Class 14 Alternative...

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Sociology lec 4 10/25/07 Class 14 – Alternative Healing I. Self-care most common for illness A. Quickset, easiest, cheapest, most comfortable B. If prob persists, ppl seek medical care II. Alternative care A. Similar advantages to self-care B. If prob persists, ppl seek med care III. Study of alternative healers in NJ Look for most altern healers in essex county Interviewed providers Faith healers (Christian science), psychic healing, meditation, exercise (yoga)… A. interviews and participant observations B. 10% of nj residents use a wide rage of alternative healers $27 billion market. Insurance usu no cover. IV. Why do ppl go to alternative healers? A. Value system – medical sys treats as cluster of symptoms. No help/care healthy ppl Alternative healers – start w/ healthy ppl and feel that ur responsible for own health. Body will heal itself if given the chance. B. Social Status-some groups have high status. C. social support though group activities. AA.
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This note was uploaded on 09/27/2008 for the course SOCIOLOGY 210 taught by Professor Hansell during the Fall '07 term at Rutgers.

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exam 2 (3) - Sociology lec 4 10/25/07 Class 14 Alternative...

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