How Have Sociologists Attempt to Explain Different Patterns of Health and Illness for Different Groups of People Across the Globe
According to the Word Health Organization a definition of health is that it is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being.So health is as much a social as a biological issue.On the other hand, Kleinman(1988) suggests that illness 'refers to how sick person and members of the family or wider social network perceive, live with and respond to symptoms and disability.'
But it is obvious that health in low-income countries differs from the health in high-income countries.According to statistics in low-income countries 1 billion people around the world suffer from serious illnesses due to proverty.The reason that people suffer and die from illnesses(and especially children who's organism is not very strong) are the poor sanitation and malnutrition.This is because people eat one kind of food and in little quantities and also the sanitary drinking water which is as important as having a balanced diet.A century ago, in Europe there were diseases such as influenza, pneumonia and tuberculosis which remained popular reasons of death in low-income countries.…
- How Have Sociologists Attempt to Explain Different Patterns of Health and Illness for Different Groups of People Across the Globe
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