Assignment 3: Medicalization
Due on by 11:55pm ET the Sunday of Week 5
A major component of the sociological discussion of health and illness concerns an analysis of how problems that were previously not considered medical in nature are now a part of the province of medicine. This process, known as medicalization, describes how remedial efforts in the nonmedical realm to solve certain social problems are now given over to modern medicine as a topic of discussion and treatment. The purpose of this assignment is to define medicalization and offer an important commentary about the spread of this social trend in society today.
Construct a 4-6 page paper that fully satisfies these four areas:
The paper should be typed, double-spaced, 1” margins, arial or times new roman 11 pt font, and saved as .doc. The paper should be in APA format (cover page, running header, major heading, subheadings, in-text citations, and reference list),
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Originality of attachments will be verified by Turnitin. Both you and your instructor will receive the results.