sociology chapter 14


Overview: This purpose of the week 12 discussion board is to examine health, healthcare, and disability status. Answer prompt 1. Then select and answer one prompt from prompts 2-4. Refer to Chapter 13 to answer the prompts.


Instructions: Respond to prompts in paragraph form (200-400 words) 

Prompt 1: Describe 3 topics from Chapter 13 that you found interesting.Three topics I found interesting in Chapter 14 was “A Functionalist Perspective: The Sick Role”, “A Symbolic Interactionist Perspective:  

Prompt 2: Describe how stereotypes regarding disability status may lead to prejudice and discrimination.

Prompt 3: Describe how access to healthcare is associated with social class location (e.g., socioeconomic status).

Prompt 4: How is culture associated with attitudes towards health and healthcare.

Prompt 5: Compare how the United States pays for health care with how other nations provide health services for their citizens.