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GGRB28H3 Chapter Notes -Asthma, Class Conflict

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Talar Sahsuvaroglu

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Lecture 2
Illness vs. Disease
Illness = subjective experience, disease = diagnosed by medical professional
Study of disease in populations (humans and animals)
Mortality vs. Morbidity
Mortality death, morbidity - sickness
Incidence vs. Prevalence
Incidence new cases, prevalence how much is currently active
Chronic vs. Acute
Chronic over a long period of time, acute over a short period of time
Some diseases can be both
Impairment vs. Disability
Impairment limitation to function (personal property), disability not being able
to function in normal society (social property)
Primary Care
Seeing family physician (health prevention occurs here, i.e. you need to lose weight,
you need to eat healthier), gateway to primary health care is through family
Secondary Care
More specialized level, i.e. hospital
Tertiary Care
Even more specialized, i.e. cancer care hospital where everyone is trained to deal
with cancer patients
Complementary vs. Traditional
Complementary other medicine (holistic, Chinese medicine, acupuncture)
Traditional western medicine (needles, pills, etc.)
Location vs. Place
Location x,y coordinate, fixed point or geographic area on the earths surface, place
location becomes a place when you attach a meaning to it
Therapeutic Landscapes (box 1.2) places that have achieved lasting reputations for
providing physical, mental, and spiritual healing, people seek out therapeutic
landscapes in order to be cured or for improvement in well-being
something that relates one place to another, fundamental concept in geography
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