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PH 135 Medical sociology Week 1: 3/31/20 (Tues) Lecture 1 + 2 Professor Tonya Schuster Important - Midterm mixed MCQ and short answer - Paper o Thought paper - Final - No discussions - Weekly discussions - Exam will be open, not proctored - Lectures will be recorded - Not meeting regularly on Zoom Lecture 2 (Narrative slides) - Medical sociologists study? o Social causes and patterns of health and disease o Social behavior of health care personnel and patients o Social functions of health organizations and institutions o Relationships of health care delivery systems to other social systems Remember critical role social factors play in determining or influencing the health of individuals, groups and the larger society in bio-psycho social context - Basic concepts o Social living together Roles= activities or expectations of individuals in specific social Relationships = enduring patterns of interaction Rules= social forces that causes individuals to act in similar ways Beliefs = ideas about the way things are Value= idea about the way things should be Norms= (B+V) expectations about how ppl are supposed to act in particle circumstances/ formal or informal o Example- symbols, words mean what they mean bc people agree, beliefs are agreed upon thoughts, values are agreed upon feelings, norms agreed upon activities Social causes and consequences of health and illness Social commonly recognize rules, roles, relationships Influences type of disease in that society o Ex) industrial capitalism, unhealthy life styles, and toxins Social organization of health and illness Health in a social context - Defining health o Bio-psycho-social well-being, functioning = Dealing with the whole person, recognizes and integrates the biological, psychological, and social components of human actions o WHO definition
A state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or injury Defined from ecological perspective Individuals or group able to satisfy need and change and cope with environment and o Laypersons tend to view health as the capacity to carry out their daily activities Health as the ability to function Functional fitness does not mean healthy people are free from all problems but can, but they can function to the point they can do what they want to do Health is action capability to do the things they want to do Health and wholeness, wellness Well means proper, prosperous Wellness is not having or preventing illness, it is integrated fitness in external or internal environment o Physical functioning, psychological (emotions), safety wealth, freedom and happiness - Models of health and Social behavior o Primitive humans tended to rely on magic as the fundamental explanation of disease and illness o Hippocrates of ancient Greece represents first attempt to base understanding of the body on

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