Health and Social Care
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In this essay, the terms social model and medical model will be explored. Then, aspects of sociological theory and how it influences the delivery of health and social care will be explored Health is difficult to define but fairly easy to spot when we actually see it. According to the World Health Organisation Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. (World Health Organisation, 2011). There are two main models of health which reflect very different perspectives. These models are known as Social...
side effects of a system that revolves around ones right to build her or his financial goals without any interventions from the government. References BBC. (2011). Life expectancy rises again, ONS says. Available http//www.bbc.co.uk/news/mobile/business-15372869. Last accessed 11th December 2011 Ken Browne (2002). Introducing Sociology for AS Level. 2nd ed. Cambridge Polity Press. 113 UK National Statistics. (2009). Topic guide to Life Expectancies. Available http//www.statistics.gov.uk/hub/population/deaths/life-expectancies. Last accessed 11th December 2011 World Health Organisation. (2011). What is the WHO definition of health. Available http//www.who.int/suggestions/faq/en/index.html. Last accessed 11th December 2011

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