Sociology of healthcare
•What is the sociological perspective? How do the questions sociologists ask differ from the questions asked by psychologists or health care providers?
•What does your textbook mean by a critical approach? By power? How does power affect health care delivery in the United States?
•What does C. Wright Mills mean by the sociological imagination? What is the relationship between history and biography? Private troubles and public issues?
•Social media is changing all aspects of our lives and health is one of many ways. What intrigues you about the TIME article on crowdfunding a cure? As we progress through the course, keep your eye out for the impact of social media (and media in general) on health.