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Unformatted text preview: -Coughing after exercise = asthma? Patient Narrative (The Patients Story):-The term disease is a biomedical term o Define disease based on changes in things we can measure o Also can be defined as behavioral changes-Illness o Social elaboration of disease o Experience of having the disease is unique-What does it feel like to have this disease?-More opportunity to tell patient narrative I you have a chronic illness-Help physicians get a much bigger pictures can lead to make better decisions in treatment-Doesnt matter what illness we have, not every person with the same illness is the same o Ex. Multiple Sclerosis is not the same house to house...
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This note was uploaded on 05/09/2010 for the course SOC 200 taught by Professor Marrone during the Spring '10 term at SUNY Stony Brook.
- Spring '10