Health, Illness and Medical Care
Section I. Short Answer:
1. Sociologist Emile Durkheim identifies three types of suicide that people commit as altruistic,
egoistic and anomic suicide. Altruistic suicide occurs wh
Text, Chap. 8
1. Instead of physicians, who were sources of medical care and knowledge in the 18 th and 19th
centuries US? Family, usually the wife/mother were the primary locus of healing service, and
information was secured from the newspapers, almanacs
Wilkinson & Marmot, 2003
Last names S-W: early life and food
1. What is the social gradient? The social gradient in heath refers to the fact that
inequalities in population health status are related to inequalities in social status.
2. Name some forms of
Conrad, 1992. Medicalization
What is medicalization? Describes a process by which nonmedical problems become defined
and treated as medical problems, usually in terms of illnesses or disorders. Consists of defining a
problem in medical terms, using medica
Berkman. 2004. The Health Divide. Contexts
How can we spend so much on health care in the US and not have the highest life
expectancy? The huge amounts we spend on health care are not buying our population
good health. The reason is a widening gap between
Text, Chap. 7, Experiencing Illness
Identify and describe Suchmans five stages of illness experience.
1. Symptom Experience- the feeling that something is wrong; the individual may
self-treat (or try to ignore the problem)
2. Assumption of the sick role-
Please respond to the major arguments of the readings, focusing on the
article assigned for this module (listed below):
Link, B.G. & Phelan, J. (1995). Social Conditions as Fundamental
Causes of Disease. Journal of Health and Social Behavior. (Extra Issue
Describe the evolution of the medical profession discussed in your readings.
Physicians have improved in knowledge of medicine significantly. In the past, almost anyone
could coin the title of doctor so long as they had some prestigein other words, there
Define and give one example of a distal cause of disease.
Distal causes are further back in the causal chain and act via a number of intermediary causes
(World Health Organization, 2017). They are directly related to proximal causes and can
What are two of the biggest challenges to nurses and allied health professionals in our health care
system? Please give an example.
The biggest challenges to nurses and allied health professionals in our health care system are
maintaining a good relations
Define the sick role according to Talcott Parsons using the book as a source.
Talcott Parsons defines the sick role as the normative behavior a person typically adopts
when feeling sick. Parsons saw being sick as a disturbance in the 'normal' condition of
1) Discuss at least two ways in which modernization impacts disease distribution and treatment.
Modernization has both a positive and negative impact on distribution and treatment. Positive,
because the development of technology has made a way for researc
LIBERIA VS. SOUTH KOREA: THE NEED FOR
PRIMARY CARE PROVIDERS & FUNDING
GIFT JACOB, YSU SOCIOLOGY 3745, 2017
LIBERIA: IMPORTANT FACTS
14 years of civil war from 1989-2003 which killed tens of thousands, destroyed
spirit of many survivors, and demolished t
- Source 1- https:/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3392998/
o Recently emerged from 14 years of civil war, which killed tens of thousands,
destroyed livelihoods of many survivors, and obliterated the health care system
Sociology Chapter 3 Reading Questions
1. Define epidemiology and social epidemiology. What do epidemiologists do?
Epidemiology- the branch of medicine that deals with the incidence, distribution, and
possible control of diseases and other factors relating
Sociology Ch.4 Reading Questions
1. Define etiology
-Explaining the reasons for disease patterns within societies requires identification of the
causes of disease
Define proximate risk factors and fundamental causes of disease and illness.
Soc 224 Video Questions:
1. How do studies of identical twins help us to understand social determinants of health, versus
genetic determinants? Among twins who lived together until age 18, who basically grew up in
the same households, so had at least a re
What A Sweet, Sweet Life: The Biography of a Diabetic
Imagine the joy a new mother feels after nine months of intense mood swings, morning
sickness, ravenous food cravings and hours of excruciating labor.
Healthcare Providers and Bioethics
When something doesnt feel right the first thing I do, much like many other Americans,
is call my doctor and make an appointment to get examined and find a solution. It has n
The Meaning and Experience of Illness
At some point in your life, you will get sick. Everyone gets sick, but not everyone handles illness
the same way. Unit two of this class has so far been the most interest
A History of Health
Growing up as a healthy, middle class female from the tiny island of Jamestown, Rhode
Island was hardly tough. With access to unlimited food, sports, toys and medicines, I had
Healthcare Systems, Settings and Technologies
Imagining life without modern hospitals in my mind is much like one of the opening
scenes of Monty Python and the Holy Grail, with men in black robes walking aroun
Media Analysis Assignment:
Presentation by: Yazmin, Tim C., Diana, Justin and Carina.
Soc224 Dr. Bibeau
What is the main focus of the commercial?
- Advisory to young teenagers in this
October 17th, 2014
Learning Journal #2
Videos very informational ; very in depth ; provides visual aspect ;
70 % births europe japan compared to 8 % in US
Offers an argument and allows us to talk about it as a cla
There are some defeats more triumphant
Michel de Montaigne
Health, Illness, and Medical Care Illness Interview
Project October 30th, 2014
Abstract: Juvenile Diabetes What is Type 1 Diabetes?
Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune
Tim Caputo Sociology 224 Professor Bibaeu October 17th, 2014
Learning Journal #2
Over the course of the second unit we got to take a closer look at the meaning and
experience of illness. We examined the phenomenon of pregnancy and compared the
Tim Caputo Sociology 224 Professor Bibaeu October 1st, 2014
Learning Journal #1! Looking at health throughout the American society, as well as on a
more global scale has opened my eyes as to the inequalities that exist between different
classes and differ
1. When you were diagnosed with type 1 diabetes? 2. Did you seek help for the disease?
3. Does diabetes limit you from doing anything?4. What are the signs and symptoms of
diabetes? 5. What is the toughest part about having diabetes? 6. How does diabetes
Text, Chap. 5
Put Stoklos definition of stress into your own words. It can refer to events or circumstances,
such as examinations, that cause u unease; to the general unease we feel during such events: to the
specific body responses t
Rubin 2007, Mental Health
1. Describe some attempts to reform the mental health system.
-Housing Act of 1949- Congress declared that every American deserves a "decent home and a suitable
living environment" and instituted a complex set of provisions to ac