Introduction to The Social Construction of Health

What you’ll learn to do: describe the social construction of health and the theoretical perspectives on health and medicine

This is a zoomed in photo on a pile of prescription medications.

Medical sociology is the systematic study of how humans manage issues of health and illness, disease and disorders, and healthcare for both the sick and the healthy. In this section, you’ll learn about the importance of medical practices and how the social construction of health explains how society both shapes medical ideas and is shaped by them.


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