NLM Sociology as applied to Medicine - BM5 NLM1

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1. What is medicalisation?

  • The process whereby human conditions and problems come to be seen as medical conditions requiring medical intervention
  • The process whereby a human condition or life process is no longer considered a medical problem requiring medical intervention
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2. Which of the following is a reason why the social model of disability may be helpful to a doctor?

  • Improved doctor-patient relationship
  • Can be seen to 'de-skill' a doctor
  • Can be seen by doctors to limit the effectiveness of treatment

3. True or false: what is considered normal varies between cultures?

  • True
  • False
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4. Which of the following most accurately describes the medical model of disability?

  • The problem is the disabled person's social group
  • The problem is the disabled person
  • The problem is the disabling world

5. Which of the following is the WHO definition of health?

  • Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being
  • Health is a state whereby the body is free from all abnormalities and disorders


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