Evaluate definitions of Health and Illness
sociology of health
Sociology of health
1.1 Evaluate definitions of Health and Illness
1.2 Examine the social construction of Health and Illness
Define the Health and Illness with REFERENCE to the social constructions of health and illness 1-( CONRAD AND BARKER 2011) 2-TALCOTT PARSONS “SICK ROLE” versus the biomedical model (COULD USE EXAMPLE OF MENTAL ILLNESS AS EVALUATION)
2.1 Examine recent data on the distribution of health with REFERENCE to a variety of social factors.
2.2 Examine the social constructions of health and illness.
· Use as up to date data as you can find.
· Look at the unequal distribution of health, illness and access to healthcare for at least two social factors: class, gender or ethnicity
· You can refer to the social pattern of mental illness
Include the explanations for differences in inequalities in health: use the table which references: cultural/behavioural; materialist and psych-social explanations
3.1 Apply at least three sociological perspectives to the unequal distribution of health and healthcare:
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