Social Construction Of Medical Knowledge

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Medical knowledge is a social construction where privileged individuals get the best medical advice (Nettleton, 2013, p. 17). An example is how psychiatrists socially construct a mental illness since they are one of the most powerful individuals in the medical field (Nettleton, 2013, p.16). They have the power to deem someone as unfit (Nettleton, 2013, p. 16). Certain medical technologies that evolved over time due to advances in society helped with the social construction of medical knowledge (Nettleton, 2013, p.22).

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