Sick Role Memoir

 

Sick Role Memoir
Being sick is a universal human experience. Think about a time when you, a family member, or a close friend was sick. Write a personal memoir along the

lines of Alice Trillin’s “Of Dragons and Garden Peas.” What was it like to be ill, or to deal with the illness of someone close to you? Did you

experience any socialization into the “Land of the Sick People”? How so? Were there any special rituals or talismans associated with illness? Consider

whether you fulfilled the sick role as envisioned by Talcott Parsons. If so, in what ways? How did you deviate from Parsons’ model? DISCUSS BOTH

TRILLIN’S ARTICLE & THE FOUR COMPONENTS OF PARSONS’ SICK ROLE IN YOUR PAPER.

 

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