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Sociology (Ch. 14)

Health, Medicine, and Environment

As defined by the WHO, a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease and infirmity health
A disease or illness that cannot be understood apart from some specific social context culture-bound syndrome
Societal expectations about the attitudes and behavior of a person viewed as being ill sick role
The immigration to the U.S. and other industrialized nations of skilled workers, professionals, and technicians who are desperately needed in their home countries brain drain
The number of deaths of infants under one year old per 1000 live births in a given year infant mortality rate
The study of the distribution of disease, impairment, and general health status across a population social epidemiology
The number of new cases of a specific disorder that occur within a given population during a stated period incidence
The total number of cases of a specific disorder that exist at a given time prevalence
The incidence of disease in a given population morbidity rate
The incidence of death in a given population mortality rate
Latino folk medicine, a form of holistic health care and healing curanderismo
Therapies in which the health care practitioner considers the person's physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual characteristics holistic medicine
The area of study concerned with the interrelationships between people and their environment human ecology
A legal strategy based on claims that racial minorities are subjected disproportionately to environmental hazards environmental justice
The expansion of medicine's domain of expertise and s assertion of absolute jurisdiction over many health care procedures are examples of what? the medicalization of society
Which nation has the lowest infant mortality rate? Japan
Compared with Whites, Blacks have higher death rates from what disease? heart disease, diabetes, cancer
The age group that is most likely to be covered by some form of health insurance is what? 65 and older
Which program is essentially a compulsory health insurance plan for the elderly? Medicare
What percentage of Americans reported using some form of complementary or alternative medicine in a 2002 survey? 36
The industrialized nations of North America and Europe account for 12 percent of the world's population. What population of worldwide consumption are they responsible for? 60 percent
What is the international treaty that sought to reduce global emissions of greenhouse gases? the Kyoto Protocol
Created by: dmorri06