Claflin University Wk 7 Medicine as A Social Institution Discussion

Choose one of the three social institutions (family, religion, or medicine). Then address both of the following parts in your main post:

Part 1. Based on your readings this week, use one of the three main sociological perspectives (functionalism, conflict theory, or symbolic interactionism) to examine how the institution you chose operates in society. Be sure to explain the theory as part of your response.

Part 2. Go to the Pew Research Center website and find an article from the past three years that provides research findings about some aspect of the institution you chose. What did you learn from this article? Share two or three key findings from the research. Does this research contribute to your theoretical explanation in part 1?  If so, how, and if not, why not? 

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