SOC100 Chapter Notes - Chapter 13: Medicalization, Iatrogenesis, David Rosenhan

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Medical sociology: based on the view that medical practices and beliefs are intensely social. Sociological factors (e. g. race, ethnicity, gender etc. ) will affect your treatment by the medical professions. On being sane in insane places (science, 1973) It is clear that we cannot distinguish the sane from the insane in psychiatric hospitals . Experiment illustrated the dangers of dehumanization through labeling in psychiatric institutions. Medicalization: process by which certain behaviours or conditions are defined as medical problems. ( [si] [ct] ) Medical intervention becomes the focus of remedy and social control. Medicalization at work: big bucks, big pharma" (2006) marketing disease and. Ivan illich - gave us the term: medicalization . As part of larger problem: radical monopolies . Medical establishment has become a major threat to health because it has taken away people"s control over their own health - disables people . Iatrogenesis - health problems that are supposedly caused by health professionals.

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