PP_Chapter_9_-_Physical_and_Mental_Health_III.pptx

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Click to edit Master subtitle style Physical and Mental Health Chapter 9
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Sociological Perspective The U.S. public sees health care as the third most pressing social problem (2005). The Social Nature of Health and Illness Medical illness is not just biological; meaning is socially constructed. Subjective concerns about illness Pregnancy Old Age Death
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Medicine for Profit Physicians and hospitals operate under a fee-for-service system. Two-tier system of medical care Health care services are divided for those who can afford it and those that cannot. Example: Cesarean Deliveries
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Problem Life expectancy Females: 81 Males: 75 Infant mortality Varies by geographic region Poverty U.S. has higher rates than other countries Lifestyle Tobacco and alcohol Overeating STDs Heroic medicine Last minute interventions rather than prevention Emergency rooms as doctor’s offices Shortage of primary care
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This note was uploaded on 05/10/2010 for the course SOCL 2501 taught by Professor Simpson during the Spring '08 term at LSU.

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