Medicalization of Society [F-18-42]

Presenter: Leah Rohlfsen
Location: SLU: Piskor 19
Classes: 1 Session 1.5 hours
Dates: Fri 2:30 PM 09/14

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Medicalization describes a process by which nonmedical problems become defined and treated as medical problems (Conrad, 2007). In this course, the presenter will introduce the concept of medicalization as well as describe common critiques and controversies of medicalization by using examples such as baldness, ADHA, racism and aging.

Leah Rohlfsen is an Assistant Professor in the sociology department at SLU. She teaches introductory sociology and upper level research methods courses, as well as courses on sports in society, health, aging, and death and dying. Her research interests also include racial and gender differences in health.

Cap: 20

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