Author: Sadie Pendaz

This lesson will define the role of medicine, health, and social epidemiology.

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Terms to Know
  • Health

    A state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being.

  • Holistic Medicine

    A type of health care that asserts that all aspects of a person's well-being should be considered in a preventative approach to health management.

  • Medicine

    A social institution that focuses on the treatment and prevention of illness.

  • Social Epidemiology

    Study of how various diseases on the one hand, and good health on the other, are distributed throughout a population.

  • Socialized Medicine

    Government owned and operated health care.