Parsons's Sick Role and Children
An essay is presented on the sick role theory and illness behavior concept of American sociologist Talcott Parsons. It offers an overview of Parsons' sick role theory and discusses the criticisms of the theory and how the sick role is learned by the behavior of family members. It explores the influence of family members on the sick role and illness behavior learning that provide opportunity for children's continual reintegration of learning into their emotional and cognitive development of self.
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