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Department
Health Studies
Course
HLTB15H3
Professor
Caroline Barakat
Semester
Winter

Description
Social factors and health Social class - arrangements of people in society as economic groups Socio-economic status - societal status using factors or measurements such as income levels How are they classified -standard occupational classification , based on aggregation of occupations in terms of similarity of qualification, training, skills and experiences associated with the performance of their constituent work tasks -education, wealth, income and (un)employment status, as well as occupation (de bruin) Main Perspectives Social causation hypothesis factors associated with socio-economic status influence health Selection hypothesis life course perspective What about psychosocial stress? -defined as a heightened mind body reaction to fear or anxiety-arousing stimuli (e.g illness) -stress as the product of the persons capacity for self control and include theories of self efficacy , hardness and mastery -stress defined in relation to the biological response of the individual to the social environment acting upon him or her. (brunner and marmot) -several measuerment scales to measure amount of stress from divorce, marriage moving house and son on -most psychological approaches to the measurement of stress are quantitative Coping Crisis theory -coping refers to the cognitive and behavioural efforts to manage internal and external demands of the stressful situation. -coping with diagnosis and style of coping with the illess(shock, helplessness and despair, denial) www.notesolution.com
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