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Illness is both a __________ and a ___________________ occurrence.
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Pathological illness is a(n) ________________________________ malfunction defined as an illness.
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Statistical illnesses are physiological processes that
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Most cases of mental illness are examples of _________ illnesses.
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Structural functionalists believe that people are labeled ill when they
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The sick role is one with expectations _______________ from one’s normal role.
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Society allows and expects more sick role behavior among
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One power physicians do not have is to
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Conflict theorists argue that physicians
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Symbolic interactionists believe illness is defined by
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Symbolic interactionists believe that today people tend to blame ______________ for poor health.
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Americans favor fighting illness with powerful drugs because
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The types of illness from which humans suffer change
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The decrease in infectious diseases before the turn of the century was most influenced by
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During this century, rates of death from heart disease and cancer have
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Currently, the three major causes of death in the United States are
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Alcoholism is a progressive
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In the social model of illness, disease is cured by
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The medical model of illness refers to
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The profession of medicine developed high status because
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Primary caregivers are those
who
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Municipal hospitals in urban areas are usually funded by
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Medical centers in urban areas differ from general hospitals in that they
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Tertiary medical care is characterized by its
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The United States has high medical costs because
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Nursing was traditionally
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AIDS is a(n) _______________ disease.
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Prepaid health care provided by health maintenance organizations provides
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In the past, health was associated with
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The British and Chinese health care systems both
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T F Health and illness are concepts difficult to define.
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T F Statistical illnesses are not real illnesses.
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T F According to structural functionalists, illness is determined by physical malfunctioning.
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T F The sick role describes social expectations for behavior when someone is ill.
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T F The sick role is a deviant role.
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T F Conflict theorists argue that the medical system does much to maintain the status quo.
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T F We are socialized to believe that if we become ill it is because we have done something wrong.
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T F Modern medicine is credited with wiping out most infectious diseases.
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T F Most cancer is caused by individuals’ not taking care of themselves.
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T F Alcoholism causes heart disease, cancer, stroke, accidents, and other leading causes of death.
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T F Medicine as practiced today reflects the social model of illness.
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T F Giving heart bypass operations to large segments of the population would be an example of a social approach to health care.
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T F Primary health care is the common, basic care one receives in the hospital.
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T F There is a shortage of hospital technology, which drives up the cost of medical care.
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T F Health care delivered by HMOs is inadequate because of the limited use of hospitals.
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Essay:
Explain why increased spending would increase tertiary health care and therefore increase the cost of health care
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Essay:
Discuss how alcoholism is a major killer in the United States. Explain why it is not listed as a cause of
death on death certificates.
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Essay:
Describe how we are socialized to believe certain things about health and health care. How does this
socialization help to maintain the larger social system?
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Essay:
Compare and contrast the British and Chinese health care systems. Would either of these systems work in the United States? Why or why not?
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Essay:
Compare and contrast the training and rites of passage of an herbalist with that of an M.D. Is the ritual necessary to provide health care?
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