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what is sociology

the study of development, structure and functioning of human society


what are the characteristics of professions

-systematic theory
-authority recognised by clientele
-broader community sanction
-code of ethics
-professional culture sustained by formaal professional sanctions


what is the sick role patietn

-exempts sick people from their daily responsibilities
-patient not always responsible for being ill and requires professional help
-patient must seek help from a healthcare professional
-patient is under social obligation to get better soon as possuble


what is the professional role in the care of the sick pateint

-must be objective and not judge patient
-must not act out of self-interest or greed
-must obey professional code of practice
- must have and maintain necessary knowledge and skills to treat
-has the right to examine intimately, prescribe treatment


what are social influences on our health

-finanical security
-health system


how is gender a social factor

-men have higher mortality
-women have more morbidity


how is ethnic a factor

-south asians in sctoalnd have a higher rate of MI
-T2DM higher in asian populations
-sickel cell is higher in African populations


how to deal with disparities in health

-identify potential barriers of the use of health services
-cultuerally competent care
-recognise when we are being culturally incompetent


how is education. social factor

people with higher quality education have better heath than those who are less educated


how is employment a social factor

-provides financial security
-provdes social contacts
-provides status in society
-provides a purpose in life


how to use environment and travel help

combining transport and active travel to help achieve daily activities


what is health inequalities

the differences in health status between different population groups


what is the difference between last and most deprived areas

least deprived experienced only half of a burden that the most deprived areas experiecnes which increased with age -alcohol depends, chronic liver disease


who are vulnerable groups to inequality

-learning disbaility


what is the inverse care law

those that need the care the most are the least likely to get it


what are the points of equally well

-health inequities remain a big problem
-the poorer have highest rate of death and illness
-tackling inequalities requires government and third parties


what factors can reduce inequality by the government and loals

-evaluate and integration of health and social care
- time to invest in the more vulnerable groups
-reduction in poverty
-improved employment opportunites
-improved housing


what is a third sector organisation

accès to public money to provide services that are needed in particular areas


what do voluntary third sector organisations do

- provide a means of engaging effectively with communities
-delivre wide range of services that may reduce inequality
-pormotning healthy living
-supporting people to access relevant NHS services


what are the benefits of volunteering

-gain confidence
-make a difference
-meet people
-be a part of a communtiy
-take on a. challenge
-have fun