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Unformatted text preview: on it) B) non-medical or existential, arising from personal difficulties. • Importance of context in understand health (i.e. economic, cultural, political) • Concept of health and illness are largely socially constructed. • What conditions do we now think of as disease or pub. Health problems that haven’t always been: violence, alcoholism, ADHA, shortness, premenstrual syndrome, homosexuality, etc. • Inequalities in provision of healthcare largely reflection of unequal distribution of social and political power • Much of the global/local inequality in health reflects unequal distribution of political, social and economic resources • Biomedical view -> socioecological view • Global heath, health and development, “community-based” vs. “community placed”...
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This note was uploaded on 02/15/2011 for the course HLTH 130 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at Maryland.
- Spring '08