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Sociology: A Canadian Perspective, Second Edition - Chapter 11

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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 often refused to cooperate with public health guidelines.
d) People's immune systems had not developed enough to cope with the industrial pollution.

Question 4:


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

Question 5:


a) 90
b) 82.4
c) 77.4
d) 64

Question 6:


a) Stress levels were elevated for all civil servants at work.
b) Stress levels decreased only for lower ranked civil servants when they went home.
c) Stress levels remained the same for all workers at home and at work.
d) Stress levels decreased only for senior administrators when they left work.

Question 7:


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 8:


a) can provide an individual with a feeling of confidence.
b) can provide an individual with emotional support.
c) offer an individual some financial assurance.
d) can help bind the community and family together.

Question 9:


a) municipal and provincial governments would share the costs of the plan.
b) federal and provincial governments would share the costs of the plan.
c) individual benefits would travel with the individual across the country.
d) plan would run on a non-profit basis.

Question 10:


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

Question 11:


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 12:


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 only

Question 13:


a) a significant decrease in salary
b) the disappearance of the 'sacred' doctor-patient relationship
c) increased involvement of government and corporation surveillance
d) increased conflict among health care professionals

Question 14:


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) decrease in rural people entering the field

Question 15:


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.