Category: W1 Reflection

Ethnomedical

I chose the ethnomedical approach as the most useful for studying health.  I like how it was described as examining one’s intellectual assumptions about how the world works.  I believe that this is an increasingly important factor in world health,…

Ethnomedical Approach

Although I would consider the Biological Approach to be most relatable and within my comfort zone as a human bio major, I think the ethnomedical approach will be most useful to me in studying health as it considers cultural factors…

Biological

I chose to write about the biological approach for several reasons. The first reason I chose this approach is that it is the approach with which I identify with most easily. I have a wide background in biology as a…

Ethnomedical Approach

If I were studying health I believe the Ethnomedical approach would be very insightful. How patients perceive their illness based on their experience is just as important as the ailment itself. These relationships embedded in the model are analyzed to…

Ecological Approach

I think the ecological approach is important in studying health, because it takes into account the total environment a person is living in.  It allows us to look at factors beyond what the individual is relaying to you.  This could…

Ethnomedical Approach

I think the Ethnomedcial approach is the most interesting approach which is why I chose to reflect on it. I like that this approach looks at the way different societies classify/diagnose illnesses and how those particular societies handle the treatment…

Biological Approach

While studying health, I think that the most useful approach will be the biological approach. I chose this approach because it includes not only environmental and biological elements of health but also includes personal choice. I think personal choice is…

Biological Approach

I find that biology is really the basis for the majority of what studying health is about. All of the knowledge acquired to be able to study and practice health come from biology. Essentially, in my opinion, the health system…

Experiential Approach

If I were studying health I would prefer to use the Experiential Approach. I believe that it is very important for the doctor to understand how an individual describes, perceives, and experience an illness. Interviewing an individual allows a clinician…