NLM Sociology as applied to Medicine - BM5 NLM1

What is biographical disruption in relation to medicine?
The ways in which a person's life becomes profoundly disrupted by trauma, chronic illness or injury
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What is narrative reconstruction in relation to medicine?
The changing of narratives following a disruptive event such as an accident or illness
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What's the point of narrative reconstruction?
To bring coherence and meaning to our stories
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True or false: biographical disruption and narrative reconstruction are profoundly influenced by physical, social, cultural, financial and cognitive factors?
True
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How does Naturalism suggest normality can be defined?
Statistically
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How does Normativism suggest normality can be defined?
Interpretatively
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True or false: what is considered normal varies between cultures?
True
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What is medicalisation?
The process whereby human conditions and problems come to be seen as medical conditions requiring medical intervention
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What is demedicalisation?
The process whereby a human condition or life process is no longer considered a medical problem requiring medical intervention
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