Medical Sociology Chapter 11 Book Notes

Medical Sociology Chapter 11 Book Notes - Ch. 11...

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Ch. 11 Professionalism of Physicians 2 basic sociological characteristics – prolonged training in body of specialized and abstract knowledge of providing services Need to recognize social aspect of patient to be competent in treatment Best medical training was 1 st known in Europe most doctors still weren’t held high in prestige New technologies and research allowed for doctors by the end of the 18 th century to have credentials to specialize in knowledge and orientation of the body American Medical Association Greatest influence in modern American medicine 2 organizational journals that divulge new medical knowledge and promote awareness of organization Divided on local national and state levels Set up own qualifications for acceptance local opportunities helped to boost membership Lacks appeal for female practitioners Congress helps to inform of new health and legal medicine regulations Pyramid of power control because local membership doesn’t elect the board of trustee’s extreme hierarchical system Less than 30 percent of doctors are included so it doesn’t give a good medical representation
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