Title: Choose a dichotomy in biomedicine to analyze further (e.g. life/death, nature/culture, male/female, mind/body, treatment/enhancement, doctor/patient, healthy/sick, etc.)
Body: (300 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 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 8/2
Comment Due: Sunday 8/4