Essays Tagged: "Sick role"

Biomedical approach to disease and medicalisation.

lar manner on a daily basis (Browne, 1998). The healthy individual feels well. Illness, also called sickness, is a term applied to a person who does not feel well. Disease is attributed to causing sic ... ocess in which Doctors engaged in the treatment of an ill person become focused exclusively on that sick individuals body and ignore their mind (Giddens, 2001, McLennan, Ryan & Spoonley, 2000, Sho ...

(7 pages) 153 2 4.1 May/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Psychological Factors in Physical Disorders

fake physical symptoms simply from a wish to be a patient; that is, the motivation for assuming the sick role may be the role itselfoften go to extremes to create the appearance of illness; give thems ...

(2 pages) 77 0 3.7 May/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Common Disorders


he promotion or maintenance of good health. They include preventive behavior, illness behavior, and sick-role behavior.7. Your health style is best described as the sum of your personal health ... ity, motality, and life expectancy, researchers can study factors that contribute to people getting sick and dying and how those conditions or deaths might have been prevented.4. Healthy Peopl ...

(2 pages) 23 0 1.0 Feb/2002

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Munchhausen By Proxy

for future research are included.Keywords Factitious . Munchausen . Proxy. Illness deception . Sick role . Special education"I think my child has a disability I read about on the Internet. I ... ild maltreatment, the typical motivation for a parent to harm a child in this way is to assume the "sick role" vicariously and get attention and nurturance for being a longsuffering parent of a chroni ...

(33 pages) 1 0 0.0 Jun/2013

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology