mcch10 - Chapter Ten: Health Issues 1. Allopathic medicine...

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Chapter Ten: Health Issues 1. Allopathic medicine refers to: a. leaving diseases alone to cure themselves b. treating disease by improving social capital c. *treating disease by means of opposites d. none of the above 2. What is the opposite of homeopathic medicine? a. naturopathic medicine b. chiropractic medicine c. complementary medicine d. either a or c e. *none of the above 3. _______ medicine is/are an example of complementary medicine: a. allopathic b. naturopathic c. homeopathic e. none of the above 4. From a functionalist point of view, health is: a. *a normal and normative condition b. in perpetual conflict with illness c. a condition whose social definition constantly varies d. none of the above 5. According to Parsons, the sick role: a. is a threat to social integration b. *prevents sickness from disrupting social order c. is a form of deviant behaviour e. none of the above 6. Parsons argues that the sick role entails: a. the right to be exempted from blame b. an obligation to want to be well c. the right to be exempted from normal social roles d. *all of the above 7. Which of the following does not support Parson’s view of the criteria for the sick role? a. *those with chronic diseases who are expected to reconcile themselves to being perpetually ill b. those with diseases associated with poverty and low social status c. those with illnesses that result from disease mongering e. none of the above 8. About what percentage of North Americans rely on complementary and alternative medicines? a. 25 per cent b. *40 per cent c. 55 per cent d. more than 75 per cent
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9. Which sociological perspective argues that health and illness result from social inequality and oppressive social conditions? a. structural functionalism b. symbolic interactionism c. *conflict theory d. none of the above 10. Sociologists use the term mortality to refer to: a. the fact that everyone dies eventually b. the rate of sickness in a particular society at a particular point in time c. *the death rate in a particular society at a particular point in time e. none of the above 11. In his book The Condition of the Working Class in England , Friedrich Engels showed: a. *how low pay, long work hours, and noisy, dirty working conditions contributed to high morbidity and mortality b. how improvements to public health, such as a better sewage treatment and cleaner water, reduced morbidity and mortality c. how the working class successfully pressured governments to introduce public health care d. all of the above 12. Morbidity and mortality declined historically in large part because of public health measures. These included: a. government campaigns to get people to exercise more b. better sewage treatment and garbage disposal c. cleaner drinking water and more hygienic food handling e. none of the above 13. According to Hillary Graham, how does inequality relate to the relationship between gender and health? a. low incomes make women more susceptible to illness than men
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mcch10 - Chapter Ten: Health Issues 1. Allopathic medicine...

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