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Unformatted text preview: context of western culture. Functionalist Approach on Health-• Parsons is the founder of sociology of medicine\Health • Illness\Disease should be controlled for maintenance of society • Persons considered to be sick assume Sick Role • Doctors are Gatekeepers • Doctor-patient relationship is like the one between parent and child Conflict Approach on Health-• Medicalization of society-dominance of medicine in human society • Glaring inequality exist in health care delivery • Brain drain affects poor countries Interactionist Approach on Health-• Patients, Doctors and nurses are engaged in a symbolic interaction • Patients actively seek health care • They go for self-medication or diagnosis Social Epidemiology-• Social Epidemiology-Distribution of disease, illnesses across a population • Factors affecting mortality and morbidity\Health i. Income ii. Social Class iii. Race & ethnicity iv. Gender v. Age etc...
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- Spring '11
- Sociology, Weber, social policy issues, Authority- Institutionalized power, sick assume Sick, society Glaring inequality