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Unformatted text preview: Flashcards for Sociology 100 Chapter 15 HEALTH, MEDICINCE, AND THE ENVIRONMENT Brain drain The immigration to the United States and other industrialized nations of skilled workers, professionals, and technicians who are desperately needed in their home countries. Culture bound syndrome A disease or illness that cannot be understood apart from its specific social context. 1 Curanderismo Latino folk medicine, a form of holistic health care and healing. Environmental justice ...a legal strategy based on claims that racial minorities are subjected disproportionately to environmental hazards Health As defined by the World Health Organization, a state of complete physical, mental, and social well‐being, and not merely the absence of disease and infirmity. 2 Holistic medicine Therapies in which the health care practitioner considers the person’s physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual characteristics Human ecology An area of study concerned with the interrelationships between people and their environment. Incidence The number of new cases of a specific disorder occurring within a given population during a stated period. 3 Industrial city A relatively large city characterized by open competition, an open class system, and elaborate specialization in the manufacturing of goods. Infant mortality rate The number of deaths of infants under one year old per 1,000 live births in a given year. Morbidity rate The incidence of disease in a given population. 4 Mortality rate The incidence of death in a given population. Prevalence The total number of cases of a specific disorder that exist at a given time. Sick role Societal expectations about the attitudes and behavior of a person viewed as being ill. 5 Social epidemiology The study of the distribution of disease, impairment, and general health status across a population. 6 ...
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This note was uploaded on 04/28/2011 for the course SOC 100 taught by Professor Tba during the Fall '08 term at University of Hawaii, Manoa.
- Fall '08