Exam 4 study guide - SYG 2000 Introduction to Sociology...

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SYG 2000: Introduction to Sociology – Exam 4 Study Guide 1. Because the sociology of medicine focuses on how cultural beliefs, lifestyle and social class influence health and illness, the sociology of medicine is a[n] applied field of sociology. 2. The perception of health varies considerably among societies of the world. The definition of what constitutes health and illness is most defined by which variables? culture of society . 3. What was the contribution Talcott Parsons made as a sociologist to the understanding of health and medicine? introduced the concept of the sick role. 4. There is a major exam scheduled in today's sociology class, but Donald has a serious case of the flu. Donald's professor excused him from the exam. Donald then made an appointment with the health center, and spent the next three days in bed. This is an example of the sick role in practice. 5. Of the following nations, which one has the highest infant mortality rate? USA 6. Payment to a physician in exchange for diagnosis and treatment is called fee for services 7. In the United States, doctors often convince women to have unnecessary hysterectomies because the uterus and ovaries are "potentially disease-producing" organs. What does this practice of convincing women to have unnecessary surgery suggest? Women need to be aware if gender bias in medicine 8. Many of the physical signs of aging such as balding, wrinkles, and a sagging chin or buttocks are now treated by physicians. This process of turning something into a medical matter is termed medicalization 9. In what year did death from AIDS peak in the United States? 1995 10. The area of the world most devastated by the AIDS virus is Sub-Saharan Africa 11. Which of the following jobs is most related to the concept of disabling environment? Lumberjack 12. In the Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment, what did the medical staff at Tuskegee University do? They left men diagnosed with syphilis go untreated so they could follow the
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