The Future of Theory in the Study of Medical Sociology
International Journal of Sustainable Development Research
Volume 3, Issue 1, January 2017, Pages: 1-6
Received: Sep. 1, 2016; Accepted: Jan. 12, 2017; Published: Feb. 9, 2017
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Jimmy Ebi Eko, Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Calabar, Calabar, Nigeria
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Theorizing in medical sociology has been the core in the understanding of health problems, their emergence, pattern of spread and their tendency to disappear in due course. All health institutions and organizations rely on well-developed models, frameworks or paradigms to function effectively and achieve desired results. In contemporary societies, the endemicity, aetiology, transmission and the therapy of some health conditions such as HIV, cancer, obesity, hypertension, uterine fibroid, kidney failure, coronary health disease, malaria, diabetes mellitus, gall stone and others have not been thoroughly explained with the existing theories. Even among prevailing social problems which affect human health directly or indirectly, existing theories have not been able to diagnose them. Hence, there is a growing need for theorists, scholars and researchers to work symbiotically and synergistically to bring about stability, social equilibrium and positive change in the society.
Theory, Medical Sociology, Health Problems, Social Equilibrium
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Jimmy Ebi Eko, The Future of Theory in the Study of Medical Sociology, International Journal of Sustainable Development Research. Vol. 3, No. 1, 2017, pp. 1-6. doi: 10.11648/j.ijsdr.20170301.11
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