Each theoretical perspective does allow for explanation of mental illness the conflict perspective has unfortunately has seamlessly match the society’s assumptions and feelings on the matter. The conflict perspective is a theoretical approach in sociology that views social interaction as a struggle for the resources of society between conflicting groups. Power struggles over control of society's and the world's resources characterize the conflict perspective. Capitalist countries like the U.S. focus more on profits than on helping people. Sacrificing the health and safety of the people, and government agencies fall short when it comes to correcting this. Health care reform advocates feel that in order to achieve optimum access to health care resources for all people regardless of age, race, gender, or social status, big changes must occur in the American health care system, as by equalizing costs. through a universal health care plan.
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