Medical Sociology Discussion Questions

1. Consider the technological imperative – the idea that technology is almost always good, so it is almost always appropriate to use all existing technological interventions. Discuss the benefits of at least three different health care technologies. Do you think there are times when less technology might be better? Explain

2. Describe the professional socialization of medical students. What are the pros and cons of this type of socialization for the patients? for the doctors? for communities?

Please separate each question and each question must be at least 200 words each. Please refer to the textbook The Sociology of Health, Illness, and Health Care: A Critical Approach by Rose Weitz