Health and Medicine
Health and Medicine

Health and Medicine

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This question pack looks at the social construction of health, health around the world, and health specifically in the United States.

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1. Who determines which illnesses are stigmatized?

A

Therapists

B

The patients themselves

C

Society

D

All of the above

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2. Chronic fatigue syndrome is an example of _________________.

A

a stigmatized disease

B

a contested illness

C

a disability

D

demedicalization

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3. The Rating of Perceived Exertion (RPE) is an example of _________________.

A

the social construction of health

B

medicalization

C

disability accommodations

D

a contested illness

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4. What is social epidemiology?

A

The study of why some diseases are stigmatized and others are not

B

The study of why diseases spread

C

The study of the mental health of a society

D

The study of the causes and distribution of diseases

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5. Core nations are also known as _________________.

A

high-income nations

B

newly industrialized nations

C

low-income nations

D

developing nations

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6. Many deaths in high-income nations are linked to _________________.

A

lung cancer

B

obesity

C

mental illness

D

lack of clean water

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7. According to the World Health Organization, what was the most frequent cause of death for children under five in low income countries?

A

Starvation

B

Thirst

C

Pneumonia and diarrheal diseases

D

All of the above

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8. Which of the following statements is not true?

A

The life expectancy of black males in the United States is approximately five years shorter than for white males

B

The infant mortality rate for blacks in the United States is almost double than it is for white.

C

Blacks have lower cancer rates than whites.

D

Hispanics have worse access to care than non-Hispanic whites.

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9. The process by which aspects of life that were considered bad or deviant are redefined as sickness and needing medical attention to remedy is called:

A

deviance

B

medicalization

C

demedicalization

D

intersection theory

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10. What are the most commonly diagnosed mental disorders in the United States?

A

ADHD

B

Mood disorders

C

Autism spectrum disorders

D

Anxiety disorders

Health and Medicine 11

11. Sidewalk ramps and Braille signs are examples of _________________.

A

disabilities

B

accommodations required by the Americans with Disabilities Act

C

forms of accessibility for people with disabilities

D

both b and c

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12. The high unemployment rate among the disabled may be a result of _________________.

A

medicalization

B

obesity

C

stigmatization

D

all of the above

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13. Which public health care system offers insurance primarily to people over 65?

A

Medicaid

B

Medicare

C

Veterans Health Administration

D

All of the above

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14. Which program is an example of socialized medicine?

A

Canada’s system

B

The United States’ Veterans Health Administration

C

The United States’ new system under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

D

Medicaid

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15. What will the individual mandate provision of the 2010 U.S. health care reform do?

A

Require everyone to buy insurance from the government

B

Require everyone to sign up for Medicaid

C

Require everyone to have insurance or pay a penalty

D

None of the above

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16. Great Britain’s health care system is an example of _________________.

A

socialized medicine

B

private health care

C

single-payer private health care

D

universal private health care

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17. What group created the Millennium Development Goals?

A

UNICEF

B

The Kaiser Family Foundation

C

Doctors without Borders

D

The World Health Organization

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18. Which of the following is not part of the rights and responsibilities of a sick person under the functionalist perspective?

A

The sick person is not responsible for his condition.

B

The sick person must try to get better.

C

The sick person can take as long as she wants to get better.

D

The sick person is exempt from the normal duties of society.

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19. The class, race, and gender inequalities in our healthcare system support the _________________ perspective.

A

conflict

B

interactionist

C

functionalist

D

all of the above

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20. The removal of homosexuality from the DSM is an example of _________________.

A

medicalization

B

deviance

C

interactionist theory

D

demedicalization

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