Posts by: sochack7

Child mortality in Nigeria

The reason the child mortality is high in Nigeria compared to the majority of other countries is due to multiple factors. One of the main reasons is the lack of immunization to diseases that have vaccines developed for them. This…

Clinical Medical Anthropology

As someone who may be going into surgery, I feel looking at the clinical area of medical anthropology would help me the most. This is because surgeons, although not usually as much as the average doctor, have to interact with…

doctor/patient

The culture of biomedicine refers to how biomedicine is actually a cultural construct. Biomedicine may have been thought to be objective or true (as mentioned in the first lecture this week), but it is susceptible to a variety of outside…

Type 2 Diabetes

Medications obviously play a vital role in medicalization and biomedicalization. Looking at the example of penicillin in the lecture is just one example of their role in medicalization. As the example showed, penicillin was able to help soldiers that were…

I have diabetes

This episode follows three different people that have to deal with diabetes everyday. The first person that the episode shows is Kristyn. She is first shown having to move back into her parents’ house due to having high bills and…

Fibromyalgia

The exact cause of fibromyalgia¬† is unknown, but it can be influenced by things such as genetics, personal lifestyle, physical trauma, etc. There is also a wide range of symptoms that can affect a person that has fibromyalgia. The person…

Shamans in Merced, California

The article begins by describing how specific cultural beliefs are now being incorporated into medical institutions across the nation to further help people of different cultures be treated more effectively. An example of this includes shamans going through a seven…