Chapter 1 - MP changes

Chapter 1 - MP changes - Chapter 1 Introducing Health...

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Chapter 1 Introducing Health Sociology The introductory chapter provides an overview of the health text. It specifically addresses how this text is unique. Learning Objectives Development of sociology of health Differentiation between sociology of medicine and sociology in medicine and between medical sociology and sociology of health Differentiation between medical sociology and sociology of health Critical health care perspective versus a biomedical health care perspective Health production and health consumption Rise of the health consciousness industry Social determinants of health Three factors that shape sociology of health in Canada Summary Pursuing Health and Wellness differs from other health texts in that its focus is on good health. Segall and Fries specifically are interested in unraveling the mystery of good health – “what keeps us well”. To do so, the authors draw on Atnonovsky’s salutogenic model of health that focuses on health promotion. The book presents a critical sociological analysis on understanding the health of Canadians. To understand good health, we also need to examine the social factors that shape our health and wellness. Drawing on C. Wright Mills’
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This note was uploaded on 12/19/2011 for the course AP CHEM 1300 taught by Professor James during the Fall '11 term at Manitoba.

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Chapter 1 - MP changes - Chapter 1 Introducing Health...

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