W5 Reflection Post Prompt

Title: Choose a dichotomy in biomedicine to analyze further (e.g. life/death, nature/culture, male/female, mind/body, medication/enhancement, doctor/patient, healthy/sick, etc.)

Body: (300-400 words)

  • What do we mean by the “culture of biomedicine” and why is this an important concept? Draw on the materials from this week to answer this question.
  • Explain your own personal views on dichotomy and where you think they came from?
  • Why you think this dichotomy is accepted as logical/natural/true in western society?

Comment: (200-300 words)

  • Pick a post with a different dichotomy in their title to analyze
  • Explain why you think it is important for clinicians to understand this particular dichotomy? What are the potential implications if they take it for granted as fact?
  • What’s an alternative way to conceptualize this dichotomy? Use your example to demonstrate potential benefits and drawbacks of alternative approaches in biomedicine.

Category: “W5 Reflection”

Post Due: Friday 8/3

Comment Due: Sunday 8/5

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