Sick Role Model

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The concepts discussed within the article regarding sick role, illness behavior and stigma served to be new knowledge for me as the article addressed these ideas from a sociological perspective. Furthermore, the article elaborated on the idea of what “sick role” is about such as how patients are obliged to follow medical treatment and guidance in exchange for a classification title of being “sick” gaining freedom from their everyday societal responsibilities (Gabe et al. 64). Moreover, the article addresses a contradictory viewpoint regarding the model of “sick role” emphasized by Bloor and Horobin who call the model of the sick role an “ideal form” that seems to amplify the experience based reality (Gabe et al. 64). In addition, Bloor and

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