Health Care and Social Control
There is a popular belief that the health care system can find an answer to nearly every health problem, from infertility to the replacement of diseased organs. In order to accomplish many of these demands, health care has become an institution of “social control”- for example, the strict regulations of smoking by state and local governments and health departments. Describe an issue in your home community and what “medicine” is doing to control it. Describe ways in which community members have responded to the issue described. From your perspective, which perspective do you support? Explain your position. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ postings.