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Principles of Sociology: Canadian Perspectives - Chapter 10

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Question 1:


a) provide a set of guidelines for the medical staff to treat patients in hospitals
b) create a sense of meaning and order out of the illness experience
c) create a scapegoat for people to blame, in the context of family life
d) provide normative expectations to minimize the disruptive effects of illness on social life

Question 2:


a) What is the government's role in maintaining good health for the population?
b) Are women more likely to get sick than men?
c) Are universities responsible for the health of their students?
d) How do HIV patients deal with the stigmatization of their disease in society?

Question 3:


a) people knew very little about bacteriology
b) people lived in non-hygienic housing
c) people were too poor to cooperate with public health guidelines
d) people's immune systems had not yet developed to cope with industrial pollution

Question 4:


a) influenza
b) heart disease
c) cancer
d) communicable diseases

Question 5:


a) heart disease
b) suicide
c) cancer
d) accidents

Question 6:


a) societies with greater wealth have better individual health
b) societies with greater inequality between members tend to have better health outcomes for the majority
c) societies with greater inequality have less social cohesion and worse individual health outcomes
d) societies governed by a communist regime tend to have better overall health outcomes of individual members due to increased social cohesion

Question 7:


a) health and the types of societies people decide to live in
b) disease and poverty
c) individual genetic makeup and environmental conditions
d) mind and body

Question 8:


a) all medical services that require hospitalization would be covered
b) the federal and provincial governments would share the costs of the plan
c) individual benefits would travel with the individual across the country
d) the plan would run on a non-profit basis

Question 9:


a) 10
b) 25
c) 40
d) 65

Question 10:


a) pays staff lower salaraies
b) costs more
c) is plagued by insurance companies' intereference in decision making
d) all of the above

Question 11:


a) the maintenance of almost absolute access to certain areas by the medical profession
b) an expansion of what procedures qualify as 'medical' for the purpose of government health care coverage
c) the maintenance of absolute control over certain technical procedures by the allopathic medical profession
d) an expansion of what in life and in a person is relevant to medicine

Question 12:


a) class conflict
b) an increase in the number of treatments for disease
c) bureaucratization
d) an increase in reliance on others to care take of us

Question 13:


a) an increase in the number of elderly in the population
b) higher utilization rates
c) over treatment of the elderly
d) b and c

Question 14:


a) when Merck financed studies associating baldness with anxiety after developing an anti-baldness drug
b) when AIDS advocacy groups promote the idea that AIDS is a condition to be lived with rather than an illness to die from
c) when doctors encourage patients to undergo costly procedures when cheaper alternatives are available
d) when patients spread illness to their doctors

Question 15:


a) a decrease in students attending medical school who have fathers that are doctors
b) a greater number of Aboriginals entering the field
c) a greater number of females entering the field
d) a decrease in rural people entering the field