SOCA02H3 Chapter Notes - Chapter 16: 5,6,7,8, Social Capital, Chiropractic

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Canada is a part of the cross-national health research initiative sponsored by the who. Socio-economic status, gender, health and rick taking behaviours. Investigation of health and medical issues for a sociological perspective. Sociology of health is about: health. Illness: disease, systems of diagnoses, prognostication, treatment. Allopathic medicine: conventional modern medicine: treats by means of opposites. Cutting out or killing germs, bacteria, or other disease processes through medications, surgery or radiation: western. Complementary and alternative medicine (cam: naturopathic: treatment through natural remedies and procedures such as herbs or massage, chiropractic: treatment through spinal adjustment, homeopathic medicine: treatment with similar. Health is necessary for the smooth running of the social system. In a stable society, all institutional forces work together rot create and maintain good health for the population. Societies are organized to support a population up to an average life expectancy and at a given level of health and ability. Interrelationships among institutions -> structural functionalist theoretical perspective.

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