Surveys the social, economic, cultural, and individual in health and illness. Examines issues of wellness, care systems, physician-nurse-patient relationships, costs, ethics and policy. Lecture 3 hours per week.
GENERAL COURSE PURPOSE
To acquaint the student with organizational aspects of our modern system of medicine, its organizational settings, its practitioners, and the research findings concerning health and illness.
ENTRY LEVEL COMPETENCIES
COURSE OBJECTIVES/EDUCATIONAL OUTCOMES
B. A sociological perspective to community-related as well as personal problematic situations--the Health Care System in the United States.
C. A clearer understanding of the doctor-patient relationship and the expectations that go with those roles.
B. Health Problems and Distribution of Diseases--Origins, Classification Measurement, and Trends
C. Illness and Sickness- -Definitions, Measurement, Causes, Distribution and Trends
D. Health, Illness, and Sickness as Social Identities
E. The Sick Role
F. Sick as a Sequence of Decision
G. Sickness as a Coping Process
H. Occupational Healers--Physicians, Nurses, Quasi-Physicians
I. The Hospital as a Social Unit
J. Medical Ethics