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sociology final (chapter 19)
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Who determines which illnesses are stigmatized?
b. The patients themselves
d. All of the above
Chronic fatigue syndrome is an example of _______________.
a. a stigmatized disease
b. a contested illness
c. a disability
a contested illness
The Rating of Perceived Exertion (RPE) is an example of ________________
a. the social construction of health
c. disability accommodations
a contested illness
the social construction of health
What is social epidemiology?
a. The study of why some diseases are stigmatized and others are not
b. The study of why diseases spread
c. The study of the mental health of a society
d. The study of the causes and distribution of diseases
The study of the causes and distribution of diseases
Core nations are also known as __________________
a. high-income nations
b. newly industrialized nations
c. low-income nations
d. developing nations
Many deaths in high-income nations are linked to __________________
a. lung cancer
c. mental illness
d. lack of clean water
According to the World Health Organization, what was the most frequent cause of death for children under five in lowincome countries?
c. Pneumonia and diarrheal diseases
d. All of the above
Pneumonia and diarrheal diseases
Which of the following statements is not true?
a. The life expectancy of black males in the United States is approximately five years shorter than for white males.
b. The infant mortality rate for blacks in the United States is almost double than it is for white.
c. Blacks have lower cancer rates than whites.
Hispanics have worse access to care than non-Hispanic whites
Blacks have lower cancer rates than whites.
The process by which aspects of life that were considered bad or deviant are redefined as sickness and needing medical attention to remedy is called:
d. intersection theory
What are the most commonly diagnosed mental disorders in the United States?
b. Mood disorders
c. Autism spectrum disorders
d. Anxiety disorders
Sidewalk ramps and Braille signs are examples of _______________.
b. accommodations required by the Americans with Disabilities Act
c. forms of accessibility for people with disabilities
d. both b and c
both b and c
The high unemployment rate among the disabled may be a result of ____________.
d. all of the above
Which public healthcare system offers insurance primarily to people over sixty-five years old?
c. Veterans Health Administration
d. All of the above
13. Which program is an example of socialized medicine?
a. Canada's system
b. The United States' Veterans Health Administration
c. The United States' new system under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
The United States' Veterans Health Administration
What does the individual mandate provision of the 2010 U.S. healthcare reform do?
a. Requires everyone to buy insurance from the government
b. Requires everyone to sign up for Medicaid
c. Requires everyone to have insurance or pay a penalty
None of the above
Requires everyone to have insurance or pay a penalty
Great Britain's healthcare system is an example of ______________
a. socialized medicine
b. private healthcare
c. single-payer private healthcare
d. universal private healthcare
What group created the Millennium Development Goals?
b. The Kaiser Family Foundation
c. Doctors Without Borders
d. The World Health Organization
The World Health Organization
Which of the following is not part of the rights and responsibilities of a sick person under the functionalist perspective?
a. The sick person is not responsible for his condition.
b. The sick person must try to get better.
c. The sick person can take as long as she wants to get better.
d. The sick person is exempt from the normal duties of society.
The sick person can take as long as she wants to get better.
The class, race, and gender inequalities in our healthcare system support the _____________ perspective.
d. all of the above
The removal of homosexuality from the DSM is an example of ____________.
c. interactionist theory
Medical sociology is the systematic study of:
a. the risk factors that individuals bring to their illnesses.
b. relations between medical practitioners and the clients they treat.
c. how humans manage issues of health and illness, disease and disorders, and health care for both the sick and the healthy.
d. the rate at which social diseases spread amongst varying socioeconomic populations.
how humans manage issues of health and illness, disease and disorders, and health care for both the sick and the healthy.
Sheryl was diagnosed with bipolarity when she was a teenager. She's hesitant to tell her friends, and tries her best to hide her diagnosis from her coaches, teachers, and employers, since she's seen other people with the illness be discriminated against on account of it. Bipolarity is an example of a(n):
a. stigmatized illness.
b. is a contested illness.
c. untreatable illness.
d. genetic disability.
Obesity is rising at the fastest rate in which of the following countries?
a. Countries moving from low income to middle income
b. Low income
c. Middle income
d. High income
What is one of the largest contributors to health problems in low-income countries?
a. Diets heavy in fats
b. Lack of plant diversity
c. Lack of clean water
d. Lack of meat protein
Lack of clean water
a. the study of the incidence, distribution, and possible control of diseases.
b. the study of the process that changes "bad" behavior into "sick" behavior.
c. the study of the social process that normalizes "sick" behavior.
d. the study of the causes of disease and the search for cures.
the study of the incidence, distribution, and possible control of diseases.
Drake lives in Great Britain, where the British government owns and operates the country's health care system. This is an example of:
a. consumer driven health care.
b. limited healthcare.
c. socialized medicine.
d. preventive care.
When a number of young, gay men in New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles began dying of a mysterious disease in the early 1980's, the public began referring to the disease as "the gay cancer," stigmatizing the disease for doctors and patients. This is an example of:
a. the social construction of the illness experience.
b. the decriminalization of HIV.
c. the medicalization of deviance.
d. the cultural meaning of illness.
the cultural meaning of illness.
Taylor works as a legal assistant. His insurance doesn't cover treatment for depression, and he spends 15% of his income each month to receive care. This is an example of:
b. individual mandate.
c. universal health care.
d. public insurance.
Shane believes that the commodification of health has created a large number of problems within the United States. From which sociological perspective does this come from?
a. Conflict theory
b. Feminist theory
c. Structural functional theory
d. Sick role theory
Which of the following is not a result of the commodification of health care?
a. Young adult college students being cut from their parents health care at age 23
b. Spousal benefits being frequently denied to gay and lesbian couples
c. HIV spreading across the United States at a rapid rate in the 1980's
d. Poorer members of society experiencing illness caused by poor diet
HIV spreading across the United States at a rapid rate in the 1980's
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