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York University
Health Studies
HLST 1010
Dennis Raphael

Chapter 2 Summary #4 Sociological Perspectives on Health and Health Care Kimberly Yap – 212154068 This chapter focuses on sociology and it’s relation to the medical health care system. There are many social frameworks that can be applied to health care system and they have developed and evolved in order to better understand the sociological perspectives of the medical field an areas. Structural functionalism was one of the early conceptions of the Social System; focusing on how the system functions in the interrelations between individuals and groups within the society and the way it is structured to function in a society as a whole. The social conceptualization of the “sick role’” which Parsons had described both biologically and socially deviant. This new social role had expectations for e
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