Posts by: Matt

Clinical Anthropolgy

The reason I am choosing clinical anthropology to look at is because of my future goal to work in the healthcare field as a physician. As a physician, it is extremely important to understand the healthcare field and how managing…

Nature/Culture

The culture of biomedicine is how medicine has played a role in shaping Westernized culture. This is important because it could be argued that the biomedicine is one of the most influential cultural institutions in Western society. Biomedicine makes two…

Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is pain experienced that has gone beyond the time it would normally take to heal, or pain that lasts for a long time. The culture of chronic pain is one that is difficult for sufferers due to the…

I have social anxiety

I watched true life I have social anxiety. The episode followed around two individuals who have social anxiety, Nonie and Scott. Nonie’s narrative is the chronic narrative saying she was born with the illness and has trouble seeing her ever…

Ghost Sickness in Native Americans

My source for this Culture Bound Syndrome (CBS) was actually from a book titled Encyclopedia of Multicultural Psychology. It was difficult to find any peer reviewed articles about the illness due to its rarity. The book goes on to describe…

Bad Sugar

I scored a 5 on the Health Equity Quiz. Some of the statistics were quite shocking to me. One of the statistics I found most shocking was “African American males in Harlem after age five are less likely to reach…