Medicine and Health

Medicine and Health - MedicineandHealth 17:12 Medicine

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Medicine and Health 17:12 Medicine One of the social institutions that sociologists study; a society’s organized  ways of dealing with sickness and injury Health A human condition measured by four components: physical, mental, social  and spiritual Sick role A social role that excuses people from normal obligations because they are  sick or injured, while at the same time expecting them to seek competent help  and cooperate in getting well Epidemiology The study of disease and disability patterns in a population Two tier system of medical care A system of medical care in which the wealthy receive superior medical care  and the poor receive inferior medical care
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This note was uploaded on 09/28/2009 for the course GEOL 002 taught by Professor Brown during the Spring '09 term at GWU.

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Medicine and Health - MedicineandHealth 17:12 Medicine

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