Sociology of health and disease and multiculturalism
 
Module: Physiotherapy
ECTS: 3
Contact hours – lectures: 30
Contact hours – seminar: 15
Contact hours – clinical exercises:  
Contact hours – clinical practice:  
Holder of subject: Dr Katja Pesjak, Assistant Professor
Year of study: First
 
Sociology of health and disease and multiculturalism              

Contact hours – lectures: 30
Contact hours – seminar: 15
Contact hours – clinical exercises:  
Contact hours – clinical practice:  
Holder of subject: Dr Katja Pesjak, Assistant Professor
Education providers:
  • Dr Katja Pesjak, Assistant Professor
Level of study: First Bologna cycle professional education study program
Semester: Winter
Language: Slovene/English
 
Subject-specific competences:
  • An Introduction to the Sociology of Health and Illness.
  • Social construction of health and illness (medicalization, healthism, biomedical and social model, health and illness through history).
  • Determinants of health (Social model of health by  Dahlgreen and Whitehead, globalisation and health).
  • Health inequalities.
  • Experience of illness (behaviour, the sick role, stigma,chronic illness and disability, dying, practitioner-client relationship, patients' rights).
  • Multiculturalism and multicultural competencies in nursing.
  • Prejudices, stereotypes and social stigma.
  • Communication in nursing.
  • System theory in communication, instrumentalisation of relations in health care, empathy.
  • Dying and grieving.
 
Student:
  • will understand paradigms and concepts on health and disease;
  • will get familiar with health determinants;
  • will get the insight into the Slovenian, European and global dimension of the health inequalities and health determinants;
  • will understand the importance of multicultural competencies and their own cultural bias;
  • will obtain new communication skills, related to social dimention of health and disease.
 
Knowledge and understanding:
  • understanding of social patterns of health and illness; 
  • understanding of social-psychological and global determinants of health and illness; 
  • understanding the importance of multicultural competencies in nursing occupation; 
  • understanding the implications of prejudices and stereotypes for the quality of nursing care; 
  • being able to apply key theoretical concepts to real life situations with patients and coleagues.
Mandatory references:
  • Lipovec Čebron, U., ed., 2016. Kulturne kompetence in zdravstvena oskrba: priročnik za razvijanje kulturnih kompetenc zdravstvenih delavcev. Ljubljana: Nacionalni inštitut za javno zdravje.  Available at: http://www.nijz.si/sites/www.nijz.si/files/publikacije-datoteke/prirocnik_kulturne_kompetence_2016.pdf
  • Ule, M., 2009. Spregledana razmerja. O družbenih vidikih sodobne medicine. Maribor: Aristej. 
  • Denny, E. & Earle, S., 2010.  Sociology for nurses. 2nd ed. Cambridge: Polity Press.
  • Hvalič Touzery, S., 2014. Kulturne kompetence medicinskih sester kot dejavnik kakovosti oskrbe pacientov. In: S. Pivač, et al., eds. 8. šola za klinične mentorje. Klinično usposabljanje skozi EU direktivo in mednarodne standarde ter izkušnje v Sloveniji: količina in kakovost kliničnega usposabljanja: zbornik predavanj. Jesenice: Fakulteta za zdravstvo, pp. 46-55.
Recommended references:
  • Klemenc-Ketiš, Z., 2009. Medikalizacija. Učno gradivo za 26. učne delavnice za zdravnike družinske medicine. Družinska medicina,7, suplement 4. Available at: http://www.drmed.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Medikalizacija.pdf
  • White, K., 2009. An Introduction to the Sociology of Health and Illness. 2nd ed. London: Sage.
  • Kamin, T., 2006. Zdravje na barikadah : dileme promocije zdravja. Ljubljana: Fakulteta za družbene vede. Available at: http://knjigarna.fdv.si/s/u/pdf/188.pdf 
  • Buzeti, T., et al., eds., 2011. Neenakosti v zdravju v Sloveniji. Ljubljana: Ministrstvo za zdravje. Available at: http://czr.si/files/neenakosti_v_zdravju_v_sloveniji_615.pdf
Study obligations: 50% obligatory attendance at lectures
100% obligatory attendance at seminars
submitted and presented seminar work
Assessment methods: seminar work (50%)
written examination (50%)