SOC 541 Sociology of Health and Illness

Dr. Hanna Grol-Prokop

Health and illness affects every person, every day, in obvious and subtle ways. Studying medical sociology provides an opportunity to gain critical perspectives on this massive social undertaking, learning about theory and research related to the experience of health and illness, the practice of medicine, the complexities of health care, relationships among patients/their families and health professionals, and how these are shaped by both individual characteristics and the social, economic, cultural and political contexts of health and medicine.