I&I CH6 - CHAPTER 6 INEQUALITIES IN HEALTH AND...

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CHAPTER 6 INEQUALITIES IN HEALTH AND ILLNESS
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Social Construction of Health/Illness Does Health/Illness depend on culture? Koro Susto Normal blood pressure Obesity Sick role Privileges Obligations
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The Embodiment of Inequality Cycle of inequalities—affluence affects physical appearance, and how in turn visibly looking poor can influence how long one stays poor To eat or not to eat Hunger—852 million around the world Food shortage is a human, not natural, phenomenon Food insecurity Malnutrition Obesity vs. thinness—Western Ideals By age 4, 25% of children are obese
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The Stratification of Health and Health Care Global inequalities Exposure to disease Access to health care Deaths that could be prevented by improving water conditions 1.4 million child deaths from diarrhea 500000 deaths from malaria 860000 child deaths from malnutrition 280000 deaths from drowning Wealth and health in the United States Types of care (amputation, medication, treatments)
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I&I CH6 - CHAPTER 6 INEQUALITIES IN HEALTH AND...

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