Project #71432 - SOCIO - Mod 6 & Disc 6

Assignment 6

Pick one example of medicalization. That is, one behavior or one condition that you believe has come under the control of medicine over time.

Write at least 3 paragraphs total.

1.          What is the condition and how has it become medicalized?

2.          What is the benefit of the condition becoming medicalized? That is, how may patients or society benefit from medical intervention in this particular case?

3.          What are the potential problems, either to patients or society, as this condition has become more medicalized?

No longer than 2 double spaced pages.

 Have a thoughtful examination of the issue, and to some degree, show balanced examination of the issues. Be creative.

NOTE ** FYI......When we discuss medicalization, it may appear we are characterizing doctors as villains, when in actuality, most are in their profession to help people. Keep this in mind as you write. I am not looking for a big bad wolf story about medicine, but I do hope you will critique the good and the bad here.

 

Module 6 Discussion Board

Advertisements of prescription medication are a growing phenomenon, as they move the process from you telling your doctor about a problem, and having him or her prescribe you something, to a process where the drug company goes directly to you. This is referred to as Direct-to-Consumer Advertising, or DTC.

Find a particular advertisement for a medication, either on television or a print ad. You do not necessarily need to have a photo of the ad or a youtube file, although you are welcome to link to one if you would like.

Is this ad "medicalizing" a problem previously not seen as a medical one? Or is it simply offering a new medication for an old problem? I want you to think critically about this ad. What potential benefits does it have? What potential problems are possible?

Subject General
Due By (Pacific Time) 05/28/2015 11:00 am
Report DMCA
TutorRating
pallavi

Chat Now!

out of 1971 reviews
More..
amosmm

Chat Now!

out of 766 reviews
More..
PhyzKyd

Chat Now!

out of 1164 reviews
More..
rajdeep77

Chat Now!

out of 721 reviews
More..
sctys

Chat Now!

out of 1600 reviews
More..
sharadgreen

Chat Now!

out of 770 reviews
More..
topnotcher

Chat Now!

out of 766 reviews
More..
XXXIAO

Chat Now!

out of 680 reviews
More..
All Rights Reserved. Copyright by AceMyHW.com - Copyright Policy