Are you healthy or ill? How do you know? Can your race, class, and gender really affect your health? How has medicine as an institution changed? How do health care providers’ decisions affect your health? Is the health care system able to take care of our country’s citizens? Why is our country one of the few that does not have universal healthcare? These and many, many more questions will be explored in this this course. The course is divided into four sections. In the first section, we will review the history and politics of health care reform in the United States. Next, we will explore how macro level factors affect health. We will then focus on the cultural meanings and interpersonal experiences of illness and end with a look at health care providers.
Suarez, Alicia, "SOC 242 Medical Sociology Suarez Fall 2023" (2023). Course Syllabi. 175, Scholarly and Creative Work from DePauw University.