405 - 19:10 Lecture 19:10 HEALTH MEDICINE How do...

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Lecture 19:10 How do sociologists study health? What social problems are associated with health and illness? Sociological Perspective on Health, Illness and Medicine Using our sociological imagination, we can better understand the relationship between health, illness, and society. Medicine can identify biological pathways to disease – a sociological perspective addresses the social determinants of health Sociology looks at how the political economy, corporate structure, the distribution of resources and power, social roles, and cultural norms are connected to health Research shows how our health is affected by our social position, work, families, education, wealth, and poverty Sociology of health and illness includes the field of EPIDEMIOLOGY The study of the patterns in the distribution and frequency of sickness, injury and death and the social factor that shape them Studies how health and illness experiences are based on social factors such as gender, age, race, social class, or behavior Newborn Mortality rate/live birth by country: Japan – 1,800 Czech Republic, Finland, Iceland, Norway – 2,000
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This note was uploaded on 10/24/2011 for the course SOCY 105 taught by Professor Mogadam during the Spring '05 term at Maryland.

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405 - 19:10 Lecture 19:10 HEALTH MEDICINE How do...

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