13.1 Sociological Perspectives on Health and Health Care

Learning Objective List the assumptions of the functionalist, conflict, and symbolic interactionist perspectives on health and medicine. Before discussing these perspectives, we must first define three key concepts—health, medicine, and health care—that lie at the heart of their explanations and of this chapter’s discussion. Health refers to the extent of a person’s physical, mental, and … Continue reading 13.1 Sociological Perspectives on Health and Health Care