9-28-Experiencing Illness I-overheads

9-28-Experiencing Illness I-overheads - SOC354K

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SOC 354K Part 2:  Health and Illness Behaviors / Health Professions Monday, 9/28 Experiencing Illness and Disability ( ) Objectives o Learn Suchman’s 5 stages of illness experience (Fig. 7-1) o Touch on Mechanic’s theory of help-seeking behavior o Learn about Parson’s “sick role” as well as criticisms and strengths of the sick role concept o Be able to define and give examples of medicalization and demedicalization o Time permitting, learn the four dimensions of perceived stigma o Know definitions of illness, impairment, and disability and other aspects to know from Ch. 7 Stages of Illness Experience Edward Suchman (1965) developed 5 key stages of illness experience (See Figure 7-1, p. 130): 1. symptom experience 2. assumption of the sick role 3. medical care contact 4. dependent patient role 5. recovery and rehabilitation Theory of Help-Seeking Behavior David Mechanic (1968) developed a Theory of Help-Seeking Behavior to help us understand how  people assess illness and how they act ____________ , or _________________ , seeking medical  care. The process of definition and the ability to cope are both culturally and socially determined  Social construction of illness 10 social and cultural determinants of response to illness (pp.134-135), such as:
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The Sick Role Developed by Talcott Parsons  in the late 1940s/early 1950s
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This note was uploaded on 01/21/2010 for the course SOC 354K taught by Professor Musick during the Fall '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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9-28-Experiencing Illness I-overheads - SOC354K

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