Posts by: giapthuy

Clinical Medical Anthrop.

I will pursue something in the medical field, and hope to have a clinic of my own. Having prior knowledge on medical anthropology will help me understand the patients that will come into my clinic. America is a melting pot,…

FGM in Sudan

Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a practice of intentionally altering or injuring the female genital organs without medical reasons. This procedure is largely practiced in Africa, parts of Asia and the Middle East. There are no benefits to the health…

Life/Death

Culture of Biomedicine is important to the Western culture because it gives this approach the utmost authority since it is based on facts. It is based on two claims that say it is a reflection of nature and is a…

Depression

Medications in America has become so ubiquitous, as well as other countries that an average person will have been prescribed 14,000 pills in their lifetime. In America alone, we take medications to relief pain, infections, and promote good health (Medicalization)….

I have Narcolepsy

Julie 16, and Katie 25, both have Narcolepsy: a neurological condition where they fall asleep excessively, alongside with Cataplexy (muscle paralysis). Katie can’t have a normal life with a normal job because she keeps falling asleep on her job. Julie…

Post Partum Depression

When a mother has just given birth to her newborn, she begins to face many novel challenges. She begins to worry about how she’ll take care of her new baby, what to do if it cries, how to feed it,…

Hikikomori in Japan

Hikikomori is a social withdrawal culture bound syndrome in Japan. It has five criteria, and they are 1. a lifestyle centered at home, 2. no interest/ willingness to attend school/work, 3. symptoms duration of at least 6 months, 4. excludes…

Clown Doctors in NYC

Clowns made up the Circus Clown Care Unit in a New York City hospital. They played a nontraditional doctor role of curing the ills through silliness, magic, and clowning! They were especially good at uplifting the ambiance of the hospital…