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19.6: Theoretical Perspectives on Health and Medicine
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- The sick person is not responsible for his condition.
- The sick person must try to get better.
- The sick person can take as long as she wants to get better.
- The sick person is exempt from the normal duties of society.
- all of the above
- interactionist theory
- the changing of something not generally thought of as a commodity into something that can be bought and sold in a marketplace
- the social process that normalizes “sick” behavior
- the act of a physician certifying that an illness is genuine
- medicalization of deviance
- the process that changes “bad” behavior into “sick” behavior
- sick role
- the pattern of expectations that define appropriate behavior for the sick and for those who take care of them