SOC313H1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Tylenol (Brand), Menopause, Headache

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30 Mar 2019
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Argument vs discussion sections- take whichever route you like. How you know an illness is actually an illness: The process by which non medical problem becomes designed and treated as medical problem. Can become a form of social control. Conrad: life discomforts become medicalized to describe how we are feeling; medical patients will use this as a way to explain their distress. We tend to understand our own problems as something medical, we tend to see problems as caused by biology and the body and not social circumstances. Medicalization has an important influence on how people understand their lives and issues. Life experience becomes medicalized when your treated with medical intervention. i. e. when having a headache taking a medication i. e. Life experience becomes medicalized when your treated with medical intervention. i. e. when having a headache taking a medication i. e. tylenol.

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