At the start of the film it shows a citizen by the name of Adam stitching together a laceration in his own knee. Later on Moore tells of an individual named Rick who lost two of his fingers in an accident with a table saw and could not afford to have them reattached. Both of these individuals did not have health insurance or employment (Moore, 2007). In a functional approach such individuals would be considered a detriment to society due to their behavior of not contributing to the well being of the whole population.
Though the sick role is applicable to anyone in society and responsibilities that go along with it must also be followed. And one of the responsibilities of the individual in the sick role is to seek treatment for his/her ailment.
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