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Foundations of Sociology: Chapter 18

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Question 1:


a) Medical practices are intensely social
b) Medical beliefs are intensely social
c) Medical beliefs are intensely psycho-social
d) Both A and B

Question 2:


a) Talcott Parsons
b) Émile Durkheim
c) Karl Marx
d) Nellie McClung

Question 3:


a) It is the application of the standard principles and practices of Western scientific disciplines in the treatment of symptoms of illness
b) It utilizes physical tests to find physical entities
c) It applies physical medicines and therapies
d) All of the above

Question 4:


a) Taking a yoga class
b) An innovative surgical procedure
c) Taking Tylenol for a headache
d) Both B and C

Question 5:


a) Reductionist
b) Absolutist
c) Bio-cultural
d) Medicalist

Question 6:


a) A process wherein certain behaviours or conditions are defined as medical problems, rather than social problems
b) A process that focuses on alternative medicine
c) A highly controversial process of hiring doctors and nurses
d) A process where the sick person must go to the appropriate professional to try to get well again

Question 7:


a) The number of female medical students is greater in Quebec.
b) The relative number of male nurses is smaller in Quebec.
c) The cost of tuition fees for medical students is greater in Quebec.
d) All of the above

Question 8:


a) Become surgeons
b) Be sued for malpractice
c) Join professional organizations
d) All of the above

Question 9:


a) Medicalization
b) Social iatrogenesis
c) Cultural iatrogenesis
d) Clinical iatrogenesis

Question 10:


a) The professional caring stream
b) A cultural syndrome
c) The inverse care law
d) Iatrogenesis

Question 11:


a) TRUE
b) FALSE

Question 12:


a) TRUE
b) FALSE

Question 13:


a) TRUE
b) FALSE

Question 14:


a) TRUE
b) FALSE

Question 15:


a) TRUE
b) FALSE

Question 16:


a) TRUE
b) FALSE

Question 17:


a) TRUE
b) FALSE

Question 18:


a) TRUE
b) FALSE

Question 19:


a) TRUE
b) FALSE

Question 20:


a) TRUE
b) FALSE