Category: W1 Reflection

Biological

As I listened to the descriptions of each of the six approaches, it was apparent that each of them was highly relevant and necessary to the study of medical anthropology. In fact, the statement that each of these were “not…

Biological Approach

I chose the biological approach because with wanting to be in the Orthopedic field, anatomical bone structure has a strong connection with evolution and how everything came about. Also with respect to many orthopedic problems such as osteoarthritis and osteoporosis,…

Biological

The biological approach seems to be the most useful when studying health. Environment, genetics and individual choices seem to be the most common explanations when examining different medical conditions, and also seem to be the most practical. For example, it’s…

Enthomedical

Enthomedical is the most useful approach to studying health. This is because it focuses on health systems, healing, models of health and health seeking behaviors. This is important because finding a system that works well for healing people most efficiently…

Experiential

I chose to write about the experiential approach because in the future I hope to be a psychiatrist and the best way to help a patient is to hear about their past experiences and present feelings. Only through narrative can…

Biological

The biological approach seems to be the best one for me when studying health due to the fact that I am trying to go into a more practical field (specifically surgery) instead of something like bioethics or psychology. I think…

Ethnomedical

As far as studying health goes, I think the ethnomedical perspective will be most useful to me as it encompasses types of treatment and their efficacy.  However, I do plan on becoming a health care practitioner in my life and…

Ethnomedical

I chose the ethnomedical approach because not only does it address illnesses across the globe, but it looks at how that illness is treated worldwide and different culture’s perceptive of that illness. Someday I’d like to travel to Africa and…

Biological Approach

I choose the biological approach to be the most useful to me in studying health, as I believe genetics, environment, and individual choices play a huge role in an individual’s health.  I am a human biology major and on so…