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Health Studies
Toba Bryant

LECTURE 2 HLTC03H3 Politics of Canadian Health Policy Health Studies Dept of Social Sciences 2012 Winter Term Lecture OutlineConcepts of Society1 DEBRA STONES WORKTwo concepts of society Market model That the market itself distorts relationships and societys conscious It makes more conflict It is an individual society its a society where you take care of your self bc gov isnt going to do it for you To defend the marketis that it is full of ideas and profit and competition is innovation of ideas and justification US Is a highly market society Polis Model This is what Aristotle and others argued is the ideal society to make decisions that benefit the society more collective Less about a tress but rather the whole forest There is conflict though there is a tension btw individual interests with those with the larger society peoples preferences come from outside they look at others and do what they do In a polis model there is suppose to be more cooperation eg having a public health care that means we share the risk we alternate our taxes for it Institutions is something the consists over time Canada is drifting to a market model it is more polis But in US it is more individual it is a market society the market society is a more unequal society Four broad concepts of health Medical traditionalIt is individualistic approach health is more about absence of disease They want to get to the problem of the cause and treat it Its very expert driven There is a emphasis on the role of health professionals on making people healthy Is a biomedical approach Leading health problemsDisease categories and physiological risk factors There is an emphasis that it is genetic Behavioral lifestyleUnhealthy eating habits all about health behaviors It is very individualized It also adds prevention Health concept health as energy functional ability diseasepreventing lifestylesLeading health problems behavioral risk factors eg smoking diet fitness etc
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