Sociology of Medicine and Health CLASS 13

Sociology of Medicine and Health CLASS 13 - Sociology of...

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Sociology of Medicine and Health – Class 13 I. Issues in support research A. Source of support i. Not children, not animals ii. Spouse best for psychological health iii. Family and friends best for physical health iv. Boss and co-workers best for problems of substance abuse and addiction a. This is because when working fails it is in better interest to confront the person b. Family is not good because of co-dependency a. It makes people feel better about themselves when others fail B. Kind of support i. Hansell elderly study :lack instrumental support predicts depression test a. Freud – signing checks? b. Instrument support (helping with daily living) C. Characteristics of recipient of support i. Must be able to take advantage of support that is offered to be helpful for you a. Mentally ill – hard to take support from family D. When is support provided? i. When someone dies (funeral) – bring food etc. E. For how long is support provided?
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