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Lecture 7

Health Sciences 1002A/B Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Patient Advocacy, Tamoxifen, Sick Role

Health Sciences
Course Code
HS 1002A/B
Jessica Polzer

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Health Science 1002 B
Lecture Cycle 7
Gender and the SDH II – Gender and Medicalization
Key Concepts
1. Medicalizaon (p.160)
2. Social Control (p.169)
3. Deviance (p.169)
4. Risk (p.170)
Learning Objectives
To consider gender as a SDH
Consider feminist analysis of intersecon of gender and economic inequality, using 2 case
- Feminizaon of poverty
- ‘Feminomics’
- Gender roles
Consider medicalizaon and its relaonship to SDH and gender
Social Model Health (p.14-15)
Medicalization (p.169)
Medicalizaon - The process by which nonmedical problems become de5ned and treated as
medical issues, usually in terms of illnesses, diseases or syndromes (p.169)
- A form of social control / regulaon that involves rede5ning life processes and di8cules as
disorders that require medical management.
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