Iscuss barriers to social inclusion by applying key aspects of sociological theory

Describe barriers to social inclusion (key micro/macro theories)
Relate elements of sociological theory to issues related to the mental health sector
a? Key perspectives to include Functionalism, Marxism, Symbolic Interactionism and Feminism
a? Social inequalities
a? Gender, Race, Religion & Class
a? Mental illness as deviance
a? The role of the medical model in society
a? Power & authority
a? Cultural identity and diversity

Iscuss barriers to social inclusion by applying key aspects of sociological theory

Discuss barriers to social inclusion by applying key aspects of sociological theory (mental health)
First of all argue that mental health is socially and culturally constructed by the majority.
Describe important aspects and highlight the pros and cons to cover both sides (or more) of the argument yet show a balanced account.

Show a clear link between social class and health that has been established over time.
Define mental health and link the bio medical model.
Medicalisation of mental health, explain that it is socially constructed.
Explain how the biomedical model separates between mind and body and how it excludes people with a lifelong illness
Show inequalities that link to mental health, norms, blame, deviance and labelling theory.
Show inequality and how this affects individuals, Karl Marx theory can be linked.

Please include lower class (socially)
Parsons sick roll (functionally)
The capitalist role of production and show that if someone is suffering from a long term mental health problem they will not fit into the capitalist role.
Show that class is the biggest form of stratification within our society and include:
Class
Gender and exclusion (women and class)
Race and ethnicity
Exclusion and discrimination
Later life (elderly and exclusion)
Foucault / functionalists perspectives on how class can be worth more in different cultures.
State how realists accept that there is such thing as a mental health illness.
Constructionalists argue that it is all socially constructed.

Introduction accounts for 10% of the word count
Conclusion accounts for 10% of the word count
No subheadings, quotes, paraphrasing
minimum number of sources is 6