LECTURE 1 - Intro to Sociology of Health

LECTURE 1 - Intro to Sociology of Health - HSS3321 B...

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*Information is taken from Chapter 1 in Health, Illness, and Medicine in Canada (2008) by J. N. Clarke (and from other sources where indicated ) *Original Presentations Developed by: Professors Miriam Levitt & Gaetan Girard HSS3321 B: Sociology of Health Introduction to Sociology of Health: Sociological & Health Concepts, Social Determinants of Health, and Health Inequities Current Lecture Adapted/Developed by Professor: Dr. Sonia Gulati September 13 & 16
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Topics Covered § Exploring the concepts of sociology & health, and how people and society construct the notion of illness and health. § Overview of the social determinants of health. § Social causes and implications of illness, disability and death, and ways illness influences & is influenced by social interaction among individuals, society, and institutions. § Four sociological paradigms associated with health, illness, and medicine: 1) Structural functionalism (Émile Durkheim), 2) Conflict theory (Karl Marx), 3) Symbolic interaction (Max Weber), and 4) Feminist and critical race theories (Dorothy
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PART 1: INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY OF HEALTH & CONSTRUCTING THE NOTION OF HEALTH
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Defining Sociology and Health § Health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well- being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity” (WHO, https://apps.who.int/aboutwho/en/definition.html ) § “Sociology is the systematic study of human society and social interaction” (Kendall et al., 2000, p. 3) § Sociology of Health seeks to describe and explain the social causes and consequences of illness, disease, disability, and death; how people and professionals construct illness; and how illness affects and is affected by social interactions (Clarke, p. 3) § Sociology of Medicine seeks to describe and explain how medical systems are organized, structured, and financed; and the
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Talking Sociology VIDEO
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EXAMPLES OF TOPICS WITHIN SOCIOLOGY OF MEDICINE AND HEALTH & ILLNESS (Clarke, p. 3) Sociology of Medicine Sociology of Health & Illness Organization of the medical care system Profession of medicine Alternative health-care providers Financing of medical care Medico-industrial complex Health-promotion industry Medical discourse and ideology Occupational worlds of the doctor, nurse, and allied health Distribution of disease and death Disease and death in socio-historical- political context Socio-demographic explanations Class, patriarchy, and sexism explanations Socio-psychological explanations Experiences and perspectives Construction or labelling Environmental conditions and health, Information is taken from Chapter
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Health within Sociology VIDEO
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SOCIOLOGY OF HEALTH IN CANADA § American scholars focus on socio-psychological variables such as: stress, health locus of control, health behaviour models, and social support; and tend to use survey research methods and take an applied approach § Canadian scholars focus on a more theoretical
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