Category: W1 Reflection

Ethnomedical Approach

I chose the ethnomedical approach because this approach takes a look at the illness and/or the disease from a cultures perspective and focuses on how the disease and illness are treated.  This approach also allows you to compare each cultures…

Critical Approach

I chose the critical approach because in order to understand health, we must have a solid foundation of scientific and cultural knowledge. The critical approach also incorporates new topics such as biomedicine, biotechnology, and pharmaceuticals. This is important because of…

Biological

The biological approach will work best for me as I pursue a career in pathology, the study and diagnosis of disease. Understanding why some groups may get sick more often than others could help aid in diagnosis. In my schooling…

Ecological Approach

Ecological approach was defined as the interaction between organisms and the environment. This approach’s aim was to understand disease development and spread within a population. Using this approach will help me and others in the health care field. By tracing…

biological

I believe the biological approach to studying health is that which is most useful. By emphasizing the affects of environmental factors, genetics, and individual choice on health, this approach allows us to believe we can control how healthy, or unhealthy,…

Biological

I chose to discuss the biological approach to studying health because I like to think of myself as somewhat old school. What I mean is that the biological approach to health is, in my mind, being forgotten about in the…

Applied Approach

Each approach within medical anthropology will, in some way or another, come into effect during my future career as a medical professional. Of each approach, though, I feel applied is most applicable to how I plan to utilize the knowledge…

W1 Reflection Post Prompt

Title: Which of the six approaches do you think will be most useful to you in studying health? (e.g. “ethnomedical”) Body: (300 words) Explain why you chose to write about that approach What is the distinction between disease and illness…