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Lecture 6

SOCI 100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Nationstates, Infant Mortality, Canadian Medical Association


Department
Sociology
Course Code
SOCI 100
Professor
Chris Mac Kenzie
Lecture
6

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THEMEDICALMODEL
Illnessis:
● adeviationfromanormalstate
● specificanduniversal
● causedbyuniquebiologicalforces
● similartothebreakdownofmachinewhosepartscanberepaired
● definedandtreatedthroughaneutralscientificprocess
1865GENERALCOUNCILOFMEDICALEDUCATIONANDREGISTRATIONESTABLISHED
INUPPERCANADA
1867CANADIANMEDICALASSOCIATIONESTABLISHED
ALTERNATIVEAPPROACHES
Holisticmedicineanapproachtohealthcarethatemphasizesthepreventionofillnessand
takesintoaccountaperson’sentirephysicalandsocialenvironment
● patientsarepeople
● responsibilityvsdependency
● personaltreatment
In1988only5%feltthehealthcaresystemneededchangingorwashavingaproblem.In2005,
20%feltmajorchangeswereneededand26%feltaccesshadgottenworse.
Universalhealthcareahealthcaresysteminwhichallcitizensreceivemedicalservicespaidfor
throughtaxationrevenues
● 1958legislationpassedtoprovideuniversalhospitalinsurance,butnotdoctor’sfee
● 1961concernoverhealthcareledtotheroyalcommissiononhealthservices
● 1962Saskatchewan,byitself(PremierTommyDouglas),implementedtheprogram
THELAWSCOVERINGUNIVERSALACCESSAREBASEDON5PRINCIPLES
● universality
● comprehensiveness
● portability
● accessibility
● publicadministration
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