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Department
Geography
Course
GPHY 101
Professor
Anne M C Godlewska
Semester
Winter

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Janice Liu HEALTH Place has effect on health - Treatments different - Access to healthcare Die at home - Hard to arrange “Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”. (World Health Organization) Illnesses and diseases are different - Hard to diagnose - Not obvious abnormalities Geography studies illness more than health - Harder to measure Epidemiologists focus on - mortality: death and causes - Sickness: illness and disease - Compared across time and space but complicated Impairment (e.g. hearing or visual) – usually refers to restricted physical functioning of some kind Disability – what is a disabled person actually disabled by…? - Social? Stigma, stereotypes like treating you like a child - Spatial: environment, barriers to access (stairs, auto doors, ramps) Impairment is a defect of the body Disability is social and spatial restriction - Invisible: anxiety, autism, diabetes, epilepsy 190000 children in canada’s autism spectrum Some don’t see it as a disease – probl
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